Motion of the Moon: Sidereal Month vs. Synodic Month

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The synodic month is:

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1. The sidereal month is:

2. The synodic month is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly see if you can define sidereal, synodic, and its related concepts. The questions will present you with these terms and you will then need to select the correct definition or characteristic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following:

  • Sidereal month
  • Synodic month
  • Lunar months and weeks
  • Angular diameter, distance, and degree

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of lunar months
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sidereal and synodic months and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as sidereal and synodic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the length of synodic month

Additional Learning

There is a partner lesson that you can explore after you finish this quiz. The lesson Motion of the Moon: Sidereal Month vs. Synodic Month has these topics:

  • Understanding angular diameter
  • Characterizing sidereal months
  • Exploring synodic months
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