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Light from the
moon comes from
what source?
the sun
As the moon travels
through the earth's
shadow, what happens?
lunar eclipse
occurs
When the moon is on
the same same level
as the sun and it blocks the sun's light
what happens?
solar eclipse
occurs
When the moon is gibbous, it is ___.
bulging
The innermost part of
the sun is called ?
the core
Name the vapor blanket
around the sun that is
visible only when a
total eclipse is
happening?
corona
The suface of the sun
visible to our eyes is
called the ?
photosphere
Name the atmosphere of
the sun?
chromosphere
Earth's twin planet
Venus
Study and be able to label the
phases of the moon. See text p. 186
New moon, 1st quarter, 3rd quarter, crescent (x2),
gibbous (x2), full moon
Know and be able to label
the constellations listed:
See Comp. Check 7.2 , p. 182-184
Herdsman, Orion
Scorpion, Great Bear
Big dog, Southern Cross
78% of our air is what
gas?
nitrogen
Air pressure, at
sea level, is how
much pressure per
square inch (PSI).
15 lbs.
planet surrounded by seven bands
of rings and at least 60 moons
Saturn
planet with Great Red Spot
Jupiter
In the stratosphere
what protects the
earth from ultraviolet rays?
ozone layer
What helps protect
the earth from being
hit by meteoroids?
mesophere
Name the topmost
layer of the
atmosphere?
exosphere
What does "rarefied"
mean?
there are very
few air molecules
the air in the upper
2 layers of the
atmosphere is
said to be ___
rarefied
Our earth is surrounded by something
that protects it from harmful space particles
What is this called?
magnetic field
What phenomenon occurs in the
lower regions of the thermosphere?
airglow
Name of the light display near the
poles which is caused by solar wind particles
colliding with molecules of air.
aurora
Where is the aurora borealis seen?
Northern Hemisphere
planet discovered by
Sir William Herschel
Uranus