Type:

Unit

Description:

The unit discusses many specific astronomical issues involving the Earth-Moon-Sun system. It begins by explaining how the Sun’s light creates the seasons we experience on Earth. The cause of tides is then reviewed, as well as the phases of the moon and their historical significance.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Other

Keywords:

astronomy gravity high tide low tide tide spring tide apogee perigee eclipse solar eclipse lunar eclipse total eclipse partial eclipse transit phase new moon full moon lunar month first quarter moon last quarter moon blue moon harvest moon hunter’s moon lunar calendar lunation lunisolar calendar moon

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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