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how the moon and the earth the same
they are both
1. rocky
2. dense
3. both have craters
4. both have alcium, aluminum,oxygen, silicon,
and iron
what are the differences between the earth and moon
the moon has no atmosphere and no liquid water. the moon erodes very slowly because of this
what happens to footprints on the moon and why
since the moon has no atmosphere, wind, or rain, footprints will remain on its surface for millions of years.
what does the moon revolve around
the moon "revolves" around the earth
rotates
this is the word we use to describe how the earth spins on its axis, resulting in our day and night
orbit
this is the closed path the earth takes as it revolves around the sun
ellipse
a shape that is not quite circular
axis
this is an imaginary line that passes through the earth's center and its north and south poles
phases of the moon
1. new moon
2. waxing crescent
3. first quarter
4. waxing gibbous
5. full moon
6. waning gibbous
7. last quarter
8. waning crescent
landforms you see on the moon
craters, mares(flat, dark areas), highlands(mountains), volcanic domes, and rilles
waxing crescent
the moon's sunlit surface first appears as a GROWING
crescent.
lunar eclipse
1. the full moon passes through the earth's shadow.
2. the earth passes between the sun and the moon
3. the eclipse can last more than 2 hours
4. earth's atmosphere bends light, especially red and this makes the moon look like a dim red circle
craters
the big holes you see on the moon
revolves
the earth travels in a path around the sun
eclipse
occurs when one object passes through the shadow of another object
what does the earth revolve around
the sun