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When we can see the entire moon it is called a________.Full moon
76.7%
Is a full moon completely DARK or completely ILLUMINATED?Completely illuminated
76.1%
Is a new moon completely DARK or completely ILLUMINATED?Completely dark
75.5%
If the MOON is between the sun and the earth, is this a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?Solar eclipse
75.5%
Is a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON completely illuminated?Full moon
73%
If the EARTH is between the sun and the earth, is this a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse?Lunar eclipse
72.4%
In a SOLAR ECLIPSE is the sun, the moon, or the earth between the other two?Moon
72.4%
In which kind of eclipse is the MOON between the sun and the earth?Solar eclipse
72.4%
One AU (astronomical unit) is the distance between ____ and ____.Sun Earth
72.4%
Which planet rotates at a near 90-degree tilt?Uranus
71.8%
In a LUNAR ECLIPSE, is the sun, the moon, or the earth between the other two?Earth
71.2%
Are spring tides HIGHER or LOWER than average?Higher
71.2%
Is a NEW MOON or a FULL MOON completely dark?New moon
70.6%
Do short wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation describe high or low energy?High energy
69.9%
In which kind of eclipse is the EARTH between the sun and the earth?Lunar eclipse
68.7%
During and eclipse, would the Earth have a SPRING tide or a NEAP tide?Spring tide
68.7%
Which planet rotates in the opposite direction to the Earth?Venus
68.7%
Who developed the Law of Gravity?Sir Isaac Newton
68.1%
Are neap tides HIGHER or LOWER than average?Lower
66.3%
Are SPRING tides or NEAP tides lower than average?Neap tides
66.3%
What is the name of the model of the solar system with the SUN in the middle?Heliocentric
64.4%
Are SPRING tides or NEAP tides higher than average?Spring tides
63.2%
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What is the name of the model of the solar system with EARTH in the centre?Geocentric
62%
When we can’t see the moon it is called a_____.New moon
60.1%
On which planet does the sun “set” in the east?Venus
58.3%
What does the moon and sun’s gravity cause?Tides
57.7%
What does the tilt of the Earth cause?The seasons
54%
What does June 21st represent?Summer Solstice
53.4%
What does December 21st represent?Winter Solstice
53.4%
What is the name given when the number of hours of daylight approximately the same as the number of hours of night?Equinox
49.7%
Which kind of tide is there when there is a first or third quarter moon?Neap tide
47.2%
Who first proposed a heliocentric model of the solar system?Nicolas Copernicus
46.6%
When does the Earth experience a Spring tide? During an ____Eclipse
46%
Most planets have western sunset, which do not?Venus and Uranus
44.8%
What is the word that means, “equal night”?Equinox
41.7%
Where do the Sun’s high-energy particles get trapped with air molecules, resulting in the aurora borealis?Magnetosphere
32.5%
Which kind of tide is there when there is a new or full moon?Spring tide
31.3%
What word refers to the sun being at the most northerly point in the sky? (in the northern hemisphere)Summer Solstice
15.3%
What word refers to the sun being at its southern most point in the sky (in the northern hemisphere)?Winter Solstice
15.3%
When we can see ¼ of the moon it is called a______.Waxing or waning crescent
9.2%
When we can see ¾ of the moon it is called a ______.Waxing or waning gibbous
8.6%
When we see ½ of the illuminated side of the moon it is called a_____.First quarter or Third Quarter
5.5%
What are the tides caused by?The moon and sun’s gravity
1.2%

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