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What determines how much of the moon you see each clear night?
Where the moon is in its orbit.
What is caused by the Earth being tilted?
different seasons
Why does the moon shine?
The moon reflects light from the sun.
What causes the tides to rise and fall?
the sun's and moon's gravity
What season is it when trees get new leaves and flowers begin to bloom?
How long does it take for the Earth to revolve around the sun?
one year
How long does it take for the Earth to rotate on its axis?
one day/24 hours
Ocean tides are caused mainly by what?
The gravitational pull of the moon.
If something happened to make the Earth turn faster on its axis, what would the effect be?
the length of a day would decrease.
The seasons, phases of the moon and night and day move in what type of pattern?
in a cycle
Day and night are caused by what?
the rotation of the Earth
What happens in a year?
the Earth revolves once around the sun.