Earth, Sun, and Moon Crossword
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Description

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

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

The Sun-Earth-Moon System  Crossword
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Description

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

Seasons Crossword

Seasons Crossword
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a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center.
an imaginary line about which a body rotates.
the action of rotating around an axis or center.
an instance of revolving.
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
when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.
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).
the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth.
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.
(of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size.
the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated.
"shrinking" or decreasing in illumination.
an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.
an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow.
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane.
Diffused light, as opposed to the direct rays of the sun
the sun shines directly
the path followed by an object revolving around another object, under the influence of gravitation (see satellite).

Planets Crossword

Planets Crossword
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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star
is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals
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
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun
s usually the most distant planet in the solar system
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
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
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
a small rocky body orbiting the sun
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such

The Solar System Crossword

The Solar System Crossword
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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star
a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals
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
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun
a small planetary body orbiting the sun
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such
a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter
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
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
a small rocky body orbiting the sun
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere

Eclipse Crossword

Eclipse Crossword
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Crossword
Description

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

Solar system Crossword

Solar system Crossword
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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars.
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.
planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals.
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.
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun.
is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune.
The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere.
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
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
a small rocky body orbiting the sun.
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere.
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such.

Astronomy Crossword

Astronomy Crossword
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a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure.
a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.
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.
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.
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.
the time or date at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length.
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
an imaginary line about which a body rotates.
he force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
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.
the luminous envelope of a star from which its light and heat radiate.
a reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere of the sun or another star. Together with the corona, it constitutes the star's outer atmosphere.
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Large numbers of these, ranging in size from nearly 600 miles across to dust particles, are found especially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, though some have more eccentric orbits, and a few pass close to the earth or enter the atmosphere as meteors.
the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is closest to the sun.
the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is furthest from the sun.
a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.
the fully shaded inner region of a shadow cast by an opaque object, especially the area on the earth or moon experiencing the total phase of an eclipse.
a star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass.
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.
a small, rapidly moving meteor burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere.
a celestial object of very small radius (typically 18 miles/30 km) and very high density, composed predominantly of closely packed neutrons.
A faint band of light crossing the sky, made up of vast numbers of faint stars. It corresponds to the plane of our Galaxy, in which most of ours stars are located.
an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow.
an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.
(of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle.
a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape.
a system of two stars in which one star revolves around the other or both revolve around a common center.
the lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7–6.2 miles (6–10 km), which is the lower boundary of the stratosphere.
he layer of the earth's atmosphere above the troposphere, extending to about 32 miles (50 km) above the earth's surface (the lower boundary of the mesosphere).
a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness and then slowly returning to its original state over a few months.
the region surrounding the earth or another astronomical body in which its magnetic field is the predominant effective magnetic field.
the layer of the earth's atmosphere that contains a high concentration of ions and free electrons and is able to reflect radio waves. It lies above the mesosphere and extends from about 50 to 600 miles (80 to 1,000 km) above the earth's surface.
the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere.

6th Grade Science Project Crossword

6th Grade Science Project Crossword
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Description

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

Outer Space Crossword

Outer Space Crossword
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Crossword
Description

The current path of a celestial object.
It orbits the Earth.
Third planet from the Sun.
A layer of gases surrounding a planet.
The line about wich a rotation body, such as the earth, turns.
The Earth orbits it.
The sun is a...
A cup-shaped depression on the surface of the Earth or other heavenly body.
The solar system contains eight...
This planet used to be the ninth planet.
To move in a circle on a central axis.
A small rocky body orbiting the sun.
It's an interval equal to 24 hours.
When the sun is below the horizon.
A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern.
A streak of light in the sky caused by a chunck of rock burning up in Earth's air.
An object made of dust and frozen gases that orbits the Sun.
It can be solar or lunar.
A group of stars, gas, and dust.
The Moon goes through eight...

Solar System Crossword

Solar System Crossword
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Crossword
Description

Each of the 4 divisions of the year.
an imaginary straight line through Earth about which an object may rotate or that divides an object into symmetrical halves
The distance that light travels in one year.
A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.
The natural satellite of the earth.
A small rocky body orbiting the sun.
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.
An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.
An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow.
A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.
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
The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
An instance of revolving.
The action of rotating around an axis or center.
A unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.
The shape of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth