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waxing gibbous
Name the phase.
Name the phase.
waning crescent
Name the phase.
Name the phase.
third quarter
Name the phase.
Name the phase.
first quarter
Name the phase.
Name the phase.
annular eclipse
Which eclipse has a ring of light surrounding the darkened moon?
Which eclipse has a ring of light surrounding the darkened moon?
The moon gets directly between the Earth and the Sun.
When does a solar eclipse occur?
orange, red, brown, or yellow
What colors can the moon appear during a lunar eclipse?
Because the penumbra is much larger than the umbra, a greater area of Earth experiences a partial eclipse than a total eclipse.
Why do more partial eclipses happen than total eclipses?
Sun, Earth, and Moon
Name the order of the earth, moon and sun during a lunar eclipse.
The Sun 400 times farther away from earth than the moon. It is also 400 times bigger.
How does the moon cover the whole sun during an eclipse?
full
What phase indicates the position of the moon during a lunar eclipse?
waxing crest
3rd quarter
full
new
waning gibbous
Name the phase.
Name the phase.
waxing crescent
Name the phase.
Name the phase.
Polaris or the North Star
Earth is tilted on its axis, which is now fixed on ________.
The entire lit side of the Moon faces away from Earth.
Describe a new moon.
1. sun
2. moon
3. Umbra
4. Earth
5. Penumbra
Name the parts of the eclipse.
Name the parts of the eclipse.
It occurs when the moon is directly between Earth and the Sun.
Define solar eclipse.
The Moon is rather away from Earth, and it appears smaller and cannot completely cover the Sun.
Why does an annular eclipse occur?
Earth comes directly between the Sun and Moon and puts the Moon in Earth's shadow.
Define lunar eclipse.