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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

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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

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Seasons Crossword

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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

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Planets and History of Astronomy Crossword

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The Moon block the light from the Sun reaching the Earth (order S.M.E.) Solar Eclipse
This defines a _________ 1) is in orbit around the Sun, 2) has sufficient mass so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and 3) has cleared the neighborhood around it's orbit. Planet
The Earth block the light from the Sun reaching the Moon (order S.E.M.) Lunar Eclipse
How much of the moon is always lit, whether we see it or not? Half
The illuminated portion of the Moon is decreasing. The left side is lit. Waning Phases
The illuminated portion of the Moon is increasing. The right side is lit. Waxing Phases
A dwarf planet in our solar system that has four moons? Pluto
The 'Great Dark Spot' is on which planet? Neptune
What planet has the largest tilt? Uranus
By using a small telescope, we see this planet has rings Saturn
One unique feature of Jupiter is the? Great Red Spot
Covered in iron oxide (rust), this planet appears reddish in color Mars
What celestial object has been visited by human? (Scientific Name) Luna
Which planet, currently, is the only one to have liquid water on the surface? Earth
Hottest planet in our solar system and rotates backwards. Venus
This is the smallest planet in our solar system and it has no moon or no atmosphere. Mercury
What is the closest star to the Earth? (Scientific Name) Sol
All Jovian planets have this in common? Rings
What location do objects orbits the Sun the fastest? Closer
The Inner Planets are considered what? Terrestrial
The Outer Planets are called what? Jovian
All Terrestrial planets have this in common? Solid
When you look at the stars, you are actually looking into the? past
This ancient culture is credited with making detailed observation of comets and supernova in 1054 BC Chinese
Which civilization recorded the first eclipse, in 2136 BC? Chinese
Shooting stars really aren’t stars; they are leftover parts of a _____ that the Earth passes through. Comet
A chunk of rock or dust in space Meteoriod
A meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits the Earth’s surface. Meteorite
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth’s atmosphere. Meteor
A region of the solar system that is just beyond the orbit of Neptune and that contains small bodies made mostly of ice. Kuiper Belt
Most comets come from this location, past Pluto (Two words)? Oort Cloud
Most famous comet is - that comes around every 76 years (Two words)? Halley's Comet
A rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets and are leftovers from the formation of the solar system. Asteroid
What separates the Inner Planets from the Outer Planets (Two Words) Asteroid Belt
Eratosthenes used a stick, a well, and an assistant to calculate the circumference of this? Earth
Proposed the Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun in 260 BC Aristarchus
This Dutch eyeglass maker, Johannes Lippershey, is created in make this new tool to study the heavens. Telescope
Aristotle, a Greek astronomer, proposed what model of the Solar System in 340 BC? Geocentric
First person to walk on the Moon Neil Armstrong
This astronomer proposes the Earth was at the center and other planets had epicycles. (Full Name) Claudius Ptolemy
Newton came up with how many laws of motion? three
Kepler came up with how many laws of planetary motion? three
Which astronomer challenged the idea of a geocentric solar system? (Full Name) Nicolaus Copernicus
Which astronomer died from a bladder infection? (Full Name) Tycho Brahe
This astronomer used this new invention, the telescope, to help prove the correct model of the solar system? (Full Name) Galileo Galilei
This astronomer was Brahe assistant? (Full Name) Johannes Kepler
23.5 degrees S latitude, shortest day of the year Tropic of Capricorn
23.5 degrees N latitude, longest day of the year Tropic of Cancer
Term that describes equal amounts of day/night Equinox
In what season does aphelion occur? Summer
In what season does the perihelion occur? Winter
What explains why distance to the Sun isn't what makes it winter or summer? Tilt
The following was considered correct for the order the solar system: Earth-Moon-Venus-Mercury-Sun-Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Stars Geocentric order
A mixture of all color of light White
The movement of an object around another object Revolution
The spinning motion of a planet about its own axis Rotation
There are 24 standard ____ ____ around the globe. Time zones
This happen with both light and sound, apparent shift in wavelength emitted by source either moving towards or away from an observer? Doppler Effect
This device can be used to separate white light into its colors? Prism
When a star was moving towards us, the light is considered to be? Blue Shifted
The apparent backward motion of a planet is called? Retrograde
What does AU stand for? (Two words) Astronomical Unit
An Earth centered universe is called? Geocentric
A Sun centered Universe is called? Heliocentric
The point in the orbit of a satellite or moon at which it comes nearest to the object it is orbiting Perigee
Name the location, when a satellite is traveling the slowest and is farthest from Earth? Apogee
The distance from the Earth to the Sun of 152 million km Aphelion
The distance from the Earth to the Sun of 147 million km Perihelion
Formation of theories about the origin and change overtime of the entire universe Cosmology
The 'Big Bang' is considered to be what? Theory
Earth is not a perfectly round sphere, it is more like a squished basketball, also know as Oblate Spheroid

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Tides Crossword

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a molecule that contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom water
the layer of rock that forms Earth's surface crust
a disturbance caused by a vibration wave
the state of the tide when at its highest level. high tides
the state of the tide when at its lowest level low tides
the third planet from the Sun earth
any star around which planets revolve sun
a type of tide that occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth are in a straight line spring tide
a force that exists between any two objects that have mass Gravity
produced when the sun, moon, and Earth align at a 90° angle neap tide
the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth new moon
the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated full moon
A partial tide, with a period of 12 hours, caused by the tide-producing force of the sun. solar tide
the part of a terrestrial tide due to the mutual attraction between earth and moon Lunar tide
A moon phase where the left half of the moon is lit third quarter moon
A moon phase where the right half of the moon is lit and creates neap tides first quarter moon

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Moon phases Crossword

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What does the moon do to the earth? Revolves
When half of the moon light is in the right it is a? First quarter
When the moon disappears it has to be a? New Moon
When the light is in the right then the moon has to be? Waxing moon
When the light is in the left the moon had to be? Waning moon
When there is more light the moon has to be a? Gibbous moon
When the moon is 100% it has to be a? Full moon
When the moon looks like a banana it has to be a? Crescent moon
When half of the moon light is in the left it is a? Third quarter moon
Both the moon and the sun have a________ effect on the earth. Gravity
The light of the moons _______ can be seen on the surface of the water. Reflection

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Moon Phases Crossword

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It revolves around the earth. Moon
This is the side of the moon you will always see. Front Side
This happens when the moon is in the earths shadow. Lunar Eclipse
When the moon turns all the way around or spins on its axis one time. Rotation
This is when the bright side of the moon is on the left side of the earth. Waning
This is when the bright side of the moon is on the right. Waxing
It can only be seen when you are in it's umbra. Solar Eclipse
This is when you can see half the moon on the left side. Third Quarter
This is when you can see almost none of the moon. New Moon
This is when you can see all the moon. Full Moon

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Sun, Earth and Moon Crossword

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The force that causes the motion of our Solar System Gravity
To turn or spin on an axis rotation
The imaginary line from the North pole to the South Pole causing tilt at a 23.5 degree angle Axis
1 rotation of the Earth on its axis takes 24 ___________ hours
Earth's rotation causes _________ and Night day
To go around or orbit around another object in space. Revolution
It takes 365 days or 1 _________ for the Earth to complete 1 revolution around the sun. year
The Earth revolving around the sun and it's tilt cause seasons
If it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, then it is ______________in the Southern Hemisphere winter
The moon __________ around the sun in 29 days. revolves
The moon is illuminated (Lit up) because it reflects the ___________ light. sun's
The moon is beginning to illuminate (Light on the right) Waxing
The moon appears to get darker on the right (Lights off) Waning
Ocean ___________ are caused by the gravitational pull between the sun earth and moon. tides
The sun, the Earth and the Moon are lined up during high tide or ____________ spring tide
During the moon's quarter phases (1st quarter and 3rd quarter moons) The line between the Earth, sun and moon is at a 90 degree angle this causes low tide, also known as__________ neap tide
A medium sized star in our solar system, and its gravity holds all the planets in place. Sun
The Earth's natural satellite moon
3rd planet from the Sun, and is the only known planet to support life. Earth
A massive star that is a source of Heat and light for our Solar system. Sun

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Earth, Moon, and Sun Vocab Crossword

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the difference in levels of ocean water at high tide and low tide tidalrange
a tide of minimum range that occurs during the first and third quarters of the moon neaptide
the passing of the moon between Earth and the sun; the shadow of the moon falls on Earth solareclipse
the passing of the moon through the Earth's shadow at full moon lunareclipse
dark area of the photosphere of the sun that is cooler than the surrounding areas and that has a strong magnetic field sunspot
in the orbit of a satellite, the point at which the satellite is farthest from Earth apogee
a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses and that decreases as the distance between the objects increases gravity
the time required for Earth to rotate once on its axis day
the phase of the moon during which the moon's sunlit area as seen from Earth is increasing; the phase after the new moon and before the full moon waxing
the phase of the moon during which the moon's sunlit area as seen from Earth is decreasing; the phase after the full moon and before the new moon waning
the process in which light nuclei combine at extremely high temperatures, forming heavier nuclei and releasing energy fusion
describes something that uses the Earth as the reference point geocentric
sun-centered heliocentric
a natural or artificial body that revolves around a planet satellites
a tide of increased range that occurs two times a month, at the new and full moons springtide
the time required for the Earth to orbit once around the sun year
in astronomy, the change in the illuminated area of one celestial body as seen from another celestial body; phases of the moon are caused by the changing positions of the Earth, the sun, and the moon phase
a division of the year that is based on the orbit of the moon around the Earth month
the outer part of the shadow cast by the Earth or the moon in which sunlight is only partially blocked penumbra
a shadow that blocks sunlight, such as the conical section in the shadow of the Earth or the moon umbra
the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator equinox
in the orbit of a satellite, the point at which the satellite is closest to Earth perigee
concluded that all the planets revolve around the sun and stated the three laws of planetary motion kepler
used a telescope to find craters and mountains on the Earth's moon, four of Jupiter's moon, sunspots on the sun, and the phases of Venus galileo
offered a new theory that the sun is at the center of the universe copernicus
a conjunction or opposition of the moon with the sun. syzygy
a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas hydrogen
the Earth's axis partly on its side, partly upright tilt

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Earth in Space Crossword

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The different shapes of the moon you see from earth. Phases
Occurs when a new moon blocks your view of the sun (2 words). Solar Eclipse
The very darkest part of the moon's shadow, cone shaped. Umbra
Larger, less dark part of the moon's shadow. Penumbra
The rise and fall of the ocean water that occurs about every 12-1/2 hours. Tides
Moon's dark flat areas, hardened rock caused by huge lava flows. Maria
Large round pits. Craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space. Meteoroids
When an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, casting a shadow on that object. Eclipse
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space. Astronomy
An imaginary line that crosses through the Earth's center and the North and South Poles. Axis
Spinning of the Earth on its axis. Rotation
Movement of one object around another. Revolution
The path taken while making a revolution. Orbit
A push or pull. Force

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Moon Crossword

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A round solid figure (the shape of the Earth) sphere
an imaginary line which a body rotates axis
the action of spining on an axis rotation
the partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another eclipse
when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky at noon solstice
the time or date at which the sun crosses the equator (2 each year) equinox
the different shapes that the Moon have when it is observed from Earth. This is due to the location of the Moon in its orbit, so that we only see a portion of its surface as illuminated by the Sun moon phase
The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to their mutual gravitational attraction (To revolve around a body) orbit
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 is not visible at this time) new moon
to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon waning
the moon when it appears larger each night as it goes from new moon to full moon waxing
the phase of the moon when it appears fully illuminated full moon
when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun solar eclipse
occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow lunar eclipse
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis tilt
to move in a circular orbit around an object/space revolution
when sunlight reaches the Earth's surface when there is no cloud cover between the sun and the Earth direct sunlight
when sunlight is blocked by cloud cover indirect sunlight

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