Chapter 1 Earth, Moon, and Sun Terms

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Theory that explains how the moon formed
The larger part of the moon's shadow
What two factors combine to keep Earth in orbit around the sun and the moon in orbit around Earth?
This law states that an object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion with a constant speed and direction unless acted on by a force.
If the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, what season is it experiencing?
The two days of the year when neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun
The tendency of an object to resist a change in motion
The different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
Earth has seasons because its axis is _____.
If the mass of an object increases, will it exert a stronger or weaker gravitational force?
The spinning of Earth on its axis
If the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun, what season is it experiencing?
Craters were formed by the impacts of ______, which are chunks of rock or dust from space.
The amount of matter in an object
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
Motion of the Earth that causes night and day
Newton's law of ______ states that every object in the universe attracts every other object.
The shape of Earth's orbit
Type of eclipse that occurs when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, blocking sunlight from Earth
Which is larger in size, the moon or Earth?
A measure of the force of gravity on an object
True or false: The maria are seas on the moon.
Which has a higher mass, the moon or Earth?
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Temperatures on the moon's surface are either extremely hot or extremely cold because the moon has no _____.
The imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the North and South poles
The number of hours it takes for Earth to rotate once
When an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object, causing this
Type of tide with the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides
If the distance between two objects increases, with the gravitational force between them increase or decrease?
Are spring and fall equinoxes or solstices?
Type of tide that occurs during a new moon, when the moon, sun, and Earth are lined up
The dark, flat areas on the moon
Type of tide with the least difference between consecutive low and high tides
The force that attracts all objects toward each other
Type of eclipse that occurs at a full moon when Earth is directly between the moon and the sun
The light-colored features of the moon
The rise and fall of ocean water that occurs every 12.5 hours or so
Large round pits on the moon
Are winter and summer equinoxes or solstices?
The movement of one object around another
Type of tide that occurs during a first-quarter moon and third-quarter moon, when the moon, sun, and Earth are at a right angle
The darker, smaller part of the moon's shadow
During a(n) _____, there are equal amounts of time of day and night.
The two days of the year when the Earth is tilted the most towards or away from the sun
Which can change depending on its location, mass or weight?

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