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Moons

-elliptical
-counter clockwise (eastward)
-result of its motion: noticeable astronomical phenomena: phases of the
moon; and occasional: eclipses of the Sun and the Moon
-motion: synodic month (29 days)- bases for roman calendar; sidereal month
(27 1/3)- apparent period (not true)
-(its rotation = its revolution around Earth) causing the same lunar hemisphere
always faces Earth
-(127C) day and (-173C) night
-waxing glowing; (Full moon rises in the East as the Sun sinks in the West)
-waning dimming (new-Moon (disappear))
-lunar phases consequence of the motion of the moon and the sunlight that is
reflected from its surface
-half of the moon is always illuminated
-NEW MOON moon lies between the sun and the earth, none of its Brightside faces
earth
-FULL MOON -

moon lies on the side of the Earth opposite the Sun

-eclipsis failure to appear


-Solar Eclipse (new moon;
-Lunar Eclipse (full moon; moon moves in earths shadow)
-5 degrees- inclination of moon

TIDES
-tides- daily changes in the elevation surface
-spring- (high high tide and low low tide; new moon and full moon)
-neap- (1st quarter and 3rd quarter)
-tidal patterns- diurnal, semidiurnal, mixed
-diurnal- daily; single low and single high tides
-semidiurnal- two-daily; two low and two high tides
-mixed-tidal currents- horizontal flow of water accompanying the rise and fall of tides
-flood currents- tidal currents that advance into the coastal zone
-ebb currents- generated by seaward-moving water as the tide falls
-tidal flats- affected areas by current

COMETS
-comets- leftover materials from the formation of the solar system; dirty snowballs;
loose collections of rocky material, dust, water ice, frozen gases
-parts: nucleus, coma, tail
-nucleus- inside the coma;
-coma- escaping gases
-contribute to tail formation: radiation pressure; and solar wind