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23 Cards in this Set

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What phase of the moon woud you see during the day?
New Moon and Crescent phases
What is the leading thoery of the formation of the moon?
The Ejected ring theory
Describe the shape of the earth
Almost spherical, wider around the equater
How long does it take the Earth to go one time around the sun?
365.25 days
How long does it take to complete on full moon phase?
29.5 days
How much of the moon is always illuminated by the sun?
50% (half)
What moon phase is that? (
(less then half illuminated)
Waning Crescent
How long does it take themoon to orbit once around the Earth?
27.3 days
What phase is ()
Full Moon
What moon phase (I (left is waning)
Last quarter
When is the next blue moon and when was the last?
Next- June 2007
Last- July 2004
Explain 2 reasons why the same side of the moon always faces the Earth
Heavier on one side, the moon spins on it axisat the same rate as it goes around
List the the moon phases in order
New Moon, Waxing crescent, first quarter. waxing gibbous, full moon, waning crescent, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent, new
What 2 factors cause seasons?
Tilt of the Earth on its axis and earth orbiting the sun
What type of Eclipse is this: sun, moon, earth
Solar Eclipse
What moon phase is this l )
Waxing Gibbous
How many miles is the moon from the Earth?
What moon phase )
Waxing Crescent
What is the blue moon
the second full moon the same month
Why is there a difference of the length of the moon to go around the earth in the moon phase cycle?
The alignment for a new moon isn’t the same
True/False- our Moon has no gravity
What are the 4 main theories of moon formation-examples?
a. Ejected moon- most accepted
b. Fission- moon was once attached to earth
c. Capture- moon formed elsewhere
d. Condensation- formed out of the same nebula
Explain the alignment/position of the Earth, Moon, Sun during a spring tide, and why it causes maximum high tides?
New Moon or full moon- all pulling water in same direction