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Axis of Rotation
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One of the 24 west to east 15-degree-wide longitude bands that keeps the same standard time as the central meridian of the zone
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Constellation
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An imaginary line through Earth from the north to the south geographic poles about which the earth rotates
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Coriolis Effect
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A group of stars that form a pattern and are used to help people locate celestial objects
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Eclipse
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The deflection of all moving particles of matter at Earth's surface to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, which provides evidence for Earth's rotation
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Foucault Pendulum
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The complete or partial blocking of light when one celestial body moves into the shadow of another celestial body
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Geocentric Model
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A freely swinging pendulum whose path appears to change in a predictable way, thus providing evidence for Earth's rotation
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Heliocentric Model
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Varying portion of the lighted part of the moon, Venus or Mercury visible from Earth
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Local Time
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An early concept of celestial objects and their motions in which all celestial objects revolved around Earth, which was stationary at the center of the universe
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Phases (of the moon)
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Time based on the rotation of Earth as reflected in motions of the sun
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Tides
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The modern concept of celestial objects and their motions, in which a rotating Earth and other planets revolve around the sun
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Time Zone
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The cyclic rise and fall of ocean water on Earth caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and to a lesser degree the sun