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Waning
Waxing
Tides
Equinox
Solstice
Seasons
Rotation
Revolution
Phases
Hemisphere
Equator
Eclipse

Earth, Moon and Sun Word Search

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Full Moon
Shadow
Gibbous
Eclipse
Revolution
Equinox
Equator
rotation
Tides
Hemisphere
Seasons
Waxing
Phases
Solistice
Waning

Earth, Moon and Sun Crossword

Type
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

Earth, Moon, and Sun Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

tidal bulge
low tide
high tide
spring tide
neap tide
third quarter moon
first quarter moon
full moon
new moon
waning gibbous
waxing gibbous
waning crescent
waxing crescet
solar eclipse
lunar eclipse
winter solstice
summer solstice
revolve
rotate
vernal equinox
autumnal equinox
counterclockwise
axis

Earth, sun, & moon Word Search

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Rocket
Maria
Phases
Mass
Force
Axis
Orbit
Escape velocity
Velocity
Meteoroids
Telescope
Spring tide
Lunar eclipse
Umbra
Inertia
Gravity
Equinox
Revolution
Space probe
Space shuttle
Satellite
Or tubal velocity
Thrust
Craters
Neap tide
Solar eclipse
Penumbra
Eclipse
Weight
Solstice
Rotation
astromony

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Seasons Crossword

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Crossword
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

Sun-Earth-Moon Word Search

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Word Search
Description

waning cresent
third quarter
waxing gibbous
full moon
first quarter
waxing cresent
illumination
lunar eclipse
solar eclipse
eclipse
high tide
low tide
gravitationalpull
tides
summer
winter
southernhemisphere
northern hemisphere
poles
equator
solarenergy
orientation
orbitalplane
constant
revolution
hour
night
day
tilted
axis
rotation
orbit
sun
moon
earth
model

Earth, Moon, Sun Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Solar Eclipse
Waning Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Waning Crescent
Waxing Crescent
Third Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon
Spring Tide
Neap Tide
Tidal Bulge
Revolve
Full Moon
New Moon
Low Tide
High Tide
Summer Solstice
Winter Solstice
Rotate
Counterclockwise
Axis

Earth, Moon, and Sun Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Autumnal Equinox
Axis
Counterclockwise
full moon
high tide
low tide
lunar eclipse
new moon
revolve
rotate
solar eclipse
spring tide
summer solstice
tidal bulge
Vernal Equinox
waning crescent
waning gibbous
waxing crescent
waxing gibbous
winter solstice

Earth and Seasons Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The act of spinning around a central axis. rotation
The act of one object traveling around another in an orbital path. revolution
The line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. equator
When light from the Sun shines equally on both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. equinox
When light from the Sun shines more in one hemisphere than the other. solstice
The object in space that Earth revolves around. Sun
The equinox seasons include fall and ___________ . spring
The solstice seasons include summer and _____________ . winter
The month spring begins. March
The month fall begins. September
The reason we have seasons is because of Earth's ____________. tilt
A pattern of weather and climate over three months is called a _________. season
Earth's rotation is the reason we have day and _____________. night
Earth is tilted 23.44 ____________. degrees
When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is __________ in the Southern Hemisphere. Fall
When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is _____________ in the Southern Hemisphere. summer
It takes ____________ hours for Earth to make one rotation. twentyfour
It takes _____________ year for Earth to make one revolution. one
On the first day of summer, Earth is tilted most ____________ the Sun. toward
On the first day of winter, Earth is tilted most ____________ from the Sun. away
The month summer begins. June
The month winter begins. December