Flashcards - The Earth & the Moon

Flashcards - The Earth & the Moon
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new moon
In astronomy, new moon is the first phase of the Moon, when it orbits as seen from the Earth, the moment when the Moon and the Sun have the same ecliptical longitude
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lunar atmosphere
The atmosphere of the Moon is a very scant presence of gases surrounding the Moon
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photosphere
The photosphere is a star's outer shell from which light is radiated
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chromosphere
The chromosphere is the second of the three main layers in the Sun's atmosphere and is roughly 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers deep
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lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra
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lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra
chromosphere
The chromosphere is the second of the three main layers in the Sun's atmosphere and is roughly 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers deep
photosphere
The photosphere is a star's outer shell from which light is radiated
lunar atmosphere
The atmosphere of the Moon is a very scant presence of gases surrounding the Moon
new moon
In astronomy, new moon is the first phase of the Moon, when it orbits as seen from the Earth, the moment when the Moon and the Sun have the same ecliptical longitude
The moon
The Moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite
angular diameter
The angular diameter or apparent size is an angular measurement describing how large a sphere or circle appears from a given point of view
tidal force
The tidal force is a secondary effect of the force of gravity and is responsible for the tides
Tides
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth
solar eclipse
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun

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