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spring tide
a) a tide with the greatest difference between high an low tide that occurs when the sun and t
b) occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part of Earth
c) the tide with the least difference between consecutive low and high tides
d) the blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and the moon

solar eclipse
a) occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part
b) either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equa
c) a tide with the greatest difference between high an low tide that occurs when the sun and the moon a
d) a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year

phases
a) the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
b) The rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean
c) the very darkest part of the moon's shadow
d) the movement of an object around another object

equinox
a) (astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects th
b) either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equa
c) (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
d) The rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean

solstice
a) either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celes
b) (astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the eclipti
c) every object in the universe attracts every other object
d) the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth

Newton's first law of motion
a) an object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by another force
b) the partial or total blocking of one object in space by another
c) the movement of an object around another object
d) every object in the universe attracts every other object

umbra
a) the very darkest part of the moon's shadow
b) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
c) chunks of rock or dust from space
d) the amount of matter in an object

weight
a) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
b) the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
c) a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
d) a large round pit caused by the impact of a meteoroid

lunar eclipse
a) the blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and
b) a tide with the greatest difference between high an low tide that occurs when the sun and the moon a
c) the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
d) the study of the moon, stars, and other objects

law of universal gravitation
a) every object in the universe attracts every other object
b) the amount of matter in an object
c) the movement of an object around another object
d) a push or a pull exerted on an object

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