Space Glossary

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crescent moon

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full moon

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The phase of the Moon when its surface as seen from Earth is fully illuminated by the Sun and appears as a complete circle.
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half moon

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The half moon is also called a quarter moon. We see the half moon when it is the place in the orbit between the full moon and the new moon. From this position, we can see one quarter of the moon's surface. by Hank P-W

new moon

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The phases when the sun light is reflecting on the opposite side of the moon from what we see on earth.by Mrs. Ladd

gibbous phase

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When the moon is waning the gibbous phase is when the moon is more than a half moon but, less than a full moon. When the moon is waxing the gibbous phase is when the moon is more than a new moon but, less than a half moon. By Ellie R.

quarter moon

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.The first-quarter moon is the phase seen on day 7.The moon has completed the first quarter of its lunar cycle. Viewers on earth see half the sunlit side of the moon and half the dark side of the moon. The brightly sunlit side is on the right side. On day 21 the moon has completed three-quarters of its orbit around earth. The moon appears as the third quarter, again halfbright and half dark. But notice that the bright side of the third-quarter phase is on the left. Compare the appearance of the third-quarter moon and the first-quarter moon.By Roxane V.

waxing

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Moon Phases
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A waxing moon is a moon that carrys onto something like a new moon waxes into a cresent moon a cresent ,moon waxes into a half moon a half moon waxes into a full moon then it starts all over again backwards and thats called waning.By Blair F.
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waning


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Waning Gibbous: During this phase, we can see all but a sliver of the moon. We begin to see less and less of the moon each night. This is what the word ''waning'' means. by Alex H.

moon

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The moon is NOT made of cheese.! The moon is the second brightest object in the sky. The moon is not a planet. The moon is 4.5 billion years old. The moon travels around the earth in a orbet. Their is o wind and maybe water. The moon has all different kinds of phases. By Lizzie P

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moon phases
moon phases

A phase is the visible part of the moon shown at one time. By: Jessie N

lunar eclipse

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Eclipse Diagram
Eclipse Diagram

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DEFINITION:
A lunar eclipse happens when the earth interrupts light shining on the moon..A lunar eclipse may be partial or total. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon skirts into the Earth's penumbral shadow.

WORD DEFINITION AND HELP:
Umbra is physics an area of complete shadow caused by light from all points of a source being prevented from reaching the area, usually by an opaque object.Penumbra is a partial outer shadow that is lighter than the darker inner shadow umbra, e.g & is the area between complete darkness and complete light in an eclipse.Sun is the star at the center of our solar system around which Earth and the eight other planets orbit.Earth is the third planet in order from the Sun with an orbital period of 365.26 days, a diameter of 12,756 km/7,926 mi, and an average distance from the Sun of 149,600,000 km/93,000,000 mi.Earth is surrounded by an atmosphere composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen, it is the only planet in the universe known to support life.
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When the Moon is fully immersed in the umbra a total lunar eclipse occurs.An Eclipse at moonrise is the partial or complete hiding from view of an astronomical object, e.g. the Sun or Moon, when another astronomical object comes between it and the observer.
Explanation:
Go outside tonight and see the total lunar eclipse. Tonight's eclipse is easy and convenient for much of the world to see. Anyone who can spot a full Moon can see it fade out as the Earth's shadow engulfs it. No protective glasses or expensive telescopes are needed, just a little moxie. The above illustration shows how the eclipse will appear across the Earth. The total lunar eclipse starts at 9:14 pm Eastern Daylight Time, equivalent to 1:14 am UT in the morning for sky enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. From the moment the first part of the Moon disappears to the moment that the last part of the Moon reappears will be 3 hours and 40 minutes. For those unfortunate enough to suffer clouds, the eclipse can also be followed over several live webcasts
DIRECTIONS
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsyste it's under Lunar Eclipse,or if not go under Earth,or Ask kids: lunar eclipse and, on the right hand side there is images,click more, then scrol to the bottem and,click number two,there you'll find the picture,(on this page), and clickon it.By:Olga T. Mrs.Ladd's Class!!!!
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cycle

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gravity

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Gravity is the attracting force that pulls two objects together. If you were on another planet you would weigh much less than you would on earth because of gravity. I got this picture at www.askkids.com By Izzy H.

night

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day

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rotation


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The moon rotates — at the same speed as it orbits the Earth. So, in the 27.32 days it takes the Moon to go around Earth, the Moon also spins about its axis one full revolution. That's why we always see the same face of the Moon. by Tess R

orbit


orbit is when a planit is spining around anouther one
for example the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits earth.

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axis

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Axis is when the earth is tilted. by Hunter R.
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earth

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seasons

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There are four seasons in one year there is winter,fall,summer and spring.My favorite season is winter!!!!! by Caroline
The seasons are cuased by the earth's tilt.

sun

The sun is very far away that is why it looks so small.
The sun is a middle sized star and the sun is also the
closest star to earth. The sun is made out of swirling
hot gases the sun has sun spots on it also.
there would be no light without the sun. by Marin W.

The sun is a BIG star of swiling hot gases.
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Sun Diagram
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for anyone to live on the sun. Infact, everything on the sun is a gas.
The sun gives us all the light and heat we need to live. It is mostly made
of a gas called hygogin. It also inclods a little bit of helim. If you got a mile away from the sun you would burn to death.

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The sun is very large. The sun gives up the heat and light we need.
The sun is very very very hot.
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shadows

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Shadow Defined: a dark figure or image cast on the
ground or some surface by a body intercepting light.


The setting moon behind South Pole Telescope
projects a shadow of the telescope onto the
exhaust plume from the furnace of the dark
sector laboratory.

This telescope is located in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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(link below) and was posted by Jevon.

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solar eclipse

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A solar eclipse occures when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. This can only happen during
a new moon, when the sun and the moon are in conjunction as seen from earth. At least two and up to five solar eclipses can occur each year on earth with betwen zero and two of them being total eclipses. By: Lizzie G.
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planet

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dwarf planet

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comet

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asteroid

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tides

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Tides are periodic falls and rises of bodies of water. Tides are caused by the moons gravitational pull.Tides go to the direction of the moon. Another bulge is on the oppisite side of the Earth. That is because the Earth is being pulled toward the moon and away from the water. Two tides on every beach occur Each day. by Griffin K.




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