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one of the main divisions of the year according to the regular variation of the weather, length of day etc season
The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another eclipse
the appearance of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer, usually on Earth lunar phase
the star that is the central object in the solar system sun
one of the four phases of the moon, occurring when the earth lies between the sun and the moon so that the moon is visible as a fully illuminated disc full moon
a celestial body orbiting around a planet or star satellite
the planet on which we live earth
the natural satellite of the earth moon
straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions coordinate axis axis
rounded body parts of humans and animals gibbous
the moon at any stage between new moon and first quarter and between last quarter and the succeeding new moon when less than half of the illuminated hemisphere is visible crescent
the moon's phase when it is in conjunction with the sun so that its dark side is toward the earth new moon
the process or act of turning or circling around something rotation
the curved path, usually elliptical, described by a planet, satellite, spaceship, etc., around a celestial body, as the sun orbit
the amount of turn between the two arms or sides of an angle angle
To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity waning
increasing strength of any given astrological influence waxing
the sun together with the group of celestial bodies that are held by its attraction and revolve around it also solar system
an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation telescope
the vast 3-dimensional region that begins where the earth's atmosphere ends space

Seasons Crossword

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Description

a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center. sphere
an imaginary line about which a body rotates. axis
the action of rotating around an axis or center. rotation
an instance of revolving. revolution
an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination eclipse
when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days. solstice
the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). equinox
the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. moon phase
the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent. new moon
(of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size. waxing
the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated. full moon
"shrinking" or decreasing in illumination. waning
an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. solar eclipse
an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. lunar eclipse
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane. tilt
Diffused light, as opposed to the direct rays of the sun indirect sunlight
the sun shines directly direct sunlight
the path followed by an object revolving around another object, under the influence of gravitation (see satellite). orbit

Earth, Sun, and Moon Crossword

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Description

the gravitationally bound system comprising the Sun and the objects that orbit it SOLARSYSTEM
the star at the center of the Solar System and is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth SUN
a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity STAR
Earth's only natural satellite MOON
minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System ASTEROID
an icy small Solar System body COMET
a small rocky or metallic body travelling through space METEOR
all of time and space and its contents UNIVERSE
planet closest to the sun MERCURY
second planet from the sun VENUS
third planet from the sun, the planet we live on EARTH
forth planet from the sun MARS
fifth planet from the sun JUPITER
sixth planet from the sun SATURN
seventh planet from the sun URANUS
eighth planet from the sun NEPTUNE
a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system ALIGNMENT
the shape of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth PHASESOFTHEMOON
when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth SOLARECLIPSE
when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra LUNARECLIPSE
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis TILTOFEARTH
bright or shining, especially in the dark LUMINOUS
have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated WANING
have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated WAXING
a curve on a plane that surrounds two focal points ELLIPSE

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

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imaginary vertical line that cuts through the center of Earth around which Earth spins Axis
a round, three-dimensional object whose surface is the same distance from its center at all points SPhere
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the Sun revolution
occurs when the Moon pauses directly between the Sun and Earth and cast a shawdow over part of Earth solar eclipse
change in appearance of the Moon as viewed from the Earth moon phase
moon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun new moon
curved path followed by a satellite as it revolves around an onject orbit
describes phase that occur after a full moon as the visible lighted side of the Moon grows smaller waning
phase that occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light. full moon
describes phase following a new moon, as more of the Moon's lighted side becomes visible waxing
twice-yearly point at which the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator solstice
occurs when Earth's shawdow falls on the Moon lunar eclipse
move or cause to move into a sloping position tilt
spinning of Earth on its imaginary axis rotation
twice-yearly time-each spring and fall-when the Sun is directly over the equator and the number of daylight and nighttime hours are equal worldwide equinox
the partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another eclipse
the sun shines directly on the plant with no other plants, trees, or structures interfering with the sunlight direct sunlight
sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface after being dispersed in the atmosphere over haze, dust and clouds indirect sunlight

Earth, Moon and Sun Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Imaginary line through Earth's center Axis
In relation to the Sun Tilt
Caused by the tilt of Earth's axis as the Earth travel around the Sun Seasons
Two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the Sun (September 22 and March 21) Equinox
Two days of the year on which the noon sun is directly overhead at either 23.5 south or north (December 21 and June 21) Solstice
Moon is getting larger in the sky, moving from the New Moon towards the Full Moon Waxing
Different shapes of the moon as seen from earth Phases
Moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon Waning
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis Rotation
When half of the Moon's Earth facing side is lit by the sun First quarter
Decreases in size from sunlight Gibbous
When just half of the moon's Eartg-facing side is visible Third quarter
The moon face is completely lit Full moon
Thin silver of the moon Crescent
When the side of the moon is facing earth also faces directly away from the sun New moon
Caused by the interaction of the Earth, Moon and Sun Tides
The movement of an object around another object Revolution
Blocking light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it Eclipse
When the moon passes between the Son and Earth Solar Eclipse
When the moon passes through earth shadow Lunar eclipse

Solar system Crossword

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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars. Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. outer planet
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. Planets
planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals. Rocky Planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Solar System
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun. year
is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto
The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere. Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
noun: meteor; plural noun: meteors a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere. Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such. Dwarf Planet

Solar System Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Each of the 4 divisions of the year. seasons
an imaginary straight line through Earth about which an object may rotate or that divides an object into symmetrical halves earth's axis
The distance that light travels in one year. light year
A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. planets
The natural satellite of the earth. moon
A small rocky body orbiting the sun. asteroids
A celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun. comets
An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. solar eclipse
An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. lunar eclipse
A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. galaxies
The collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets solar system
The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. orbit
An instance of revolving. revolution
The action of rotating around an axis or center. rotation
A unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun. au
The shape of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth lunar phases

6th Grade Science Project Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Any of the large celestial bodies that revolve around the Sun in the solar system planets
a small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light meteor
The four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter, which were discovered by Galileo Galilei: Ganymede, Io, Callisto, and Europa Galilean moons
Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets Asteroid
A celestial body of ice, dust, and rock with an elongated and elliptical orbit Comet
the force that causes objects with mass to attract one another Gravity
the whole mass of air surrounding a planet Atmosphere
move in an elliptical path around a center Revolution
The gravitationally-curved path of an object around a point in space Orbit
To spin on an axis; the spinning of Earth on its axis that causes day and night to occur Rotation
Composition of outer planets whose atmosphere is made of gases Gaseous
relating to the land Terrestrial
The region between the inner and outer planets where most asteroids orbit around the Sun Asteroid belt
A reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between Earth and space Space shuttle
A vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside Earth's atmosphere Spacecraft
a large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space. Space station
An unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to Earth Space probe
an engine that provides thrust directly through the burning of its fuel without requiring the intake of air Rocket
A vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (such as the Moon and Mars) Rover
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the American governmental agency dedicated to space exploration NASA

Planets Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt Outer planets
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star Planets
is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals Rocky planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets Solar system
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun Year
s usually the most distant planet in the solar system Pluto
is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such Dwarf Planets

Space Science Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the path of an object in space as it moves around another object due to gravity orbit
everything-space and all the matter and energy in it universe
a group of millions of stars held together by their own gravity galaxy
a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky constellation
the distance between one wave peak and the next wave wavelength
the range of colors that appears in a beam of visible light spectrum
an object that orbits a more massive object satellite
a spacecraft that passes one or more planets flyby
a spacecraft used to study a planet over a long period of time orbiter
used to land instruments on a planet lander
the imaginary line which a turning body rotates axis of rotation
the motion of one object around another revolution
patterns of temperature changes caused by the position of the Earth's axis relative to the direction of sunlight season
the patterns of lit and unlit portions of the Moon as seen from Earth lunar phases
the moon becomes dark because it passes through the Earth's shadow lunar eclipse
the sun seems to darken because the Moon's shadow falls onto part of Earth solar eclipse
the darkest part of the shadow umbra
a region of lighter shadow that surrounds an umbra penumbra

Eclipse Crossword

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Crossword
Description

an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon solar eclipse
an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow lunar eclipse
the area on the earth or moon experiencing the total phase of an eclipse umbra
he shadow cast by the earth or moon over an area experiencing a partial eclipse penumbra
a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface shadows
the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated full moon
the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent new moon
the star around which the earth orbits sun
the natural satellite of the earth, visible by reflected light from the sun moon
the planet on which we live — the third planet from the sun earth