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Eclipses
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Compared to the Sun, what is the apparent size of the Moon in the sky?
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    slightly bigger
    about the same size
    slightly smaller
    considerably smaller
  • Question 2
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    Q. Which generic term is used when one object passes into the shadow of another object?
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    terminator
    eclipse
    occlusion
    solstice
  • Question 3
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    Q. When the Moon blocks the Sun, it's called a _____
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    solar eclipse
    lunar eclipse
    partial occlusion
    new Moon
  • Question 4
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    Q. When the Earth blocks the Sun, it's called a _____
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    solar eclipse
    lunar eclipse
    partial occlusion
    new Moon
  • Question 5
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    Q. How long does it take for the Moon to complete an orbit of the Earth?
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    one day
    one week
    one month
    one year
  • Question 6
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    Q. The Earth orbits the Sun once per _____
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    day
    week
    month
    year
  • Question 7
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    Q. The Moon’s orbit is tilted with respect to Earth’s, by about _____
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    15°
    25°
    29.5°
  • Question 8
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    Q. During a solar eclipse, what is the phase of the Moon?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 9
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    Q. What is the innermost and darkest part of a shadow called?
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    umbra
    penumbra
    antumbra
    terminator
  • Question 10
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    Q. Which word means “almost” or “nearly” in shadow?
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    umbra
    penumbra
    antumbra
    partumbra
  • Question 11
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    Q. When the umbra from the Moon touches the Earth, viewers in that region get a _____
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    total solar eclipse
    total lunar eclipse
    partial solar eclipse
    partial lunar eclipse
  • Question 12
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    Q. What is the name for the Sun's atmosphere, which is visible during a solar eclipse?
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    ethereal envelope
    chromosphere
    corona
    photosphere
  • Question 13
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    Q. Baily’s Beads, bright patches around the eclipsed Sun, are caused by _____
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    craters at the Moon's edge
    sunspots
    filaments of the Sun's corona
    tendrils of the Sun's photosphere
  • Question 14
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    Q. At its longest, a solar eclipse can last about _____
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    8 seconds
    80 seconds
    8 minutes
    80 minutes
  • Question 15
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    Q. A circle of light and bright spot, during a solar eclipse, is called _____
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    the Ring of Fire event
    the Diamond Ring effect
    the Ring of Honour reflex
    the One Ring upshot
  • Question 16
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    Q. The ring of light, when the Moon doesn’t block the entire face of the Sun, is called _____
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    an angelus
    a cannulas
    a vortex ring
    an annulus
  • Question 17
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    Q. When viewing a solar eclipse, the real concern is _____
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    right before totality begins
    during totality
    right after totality ends
    when your pupils haven't dilated
  • Question 18
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    Q. You don’t have to worry about hurting your eyes when viewing _____
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    a total solar eclipse
    a partial solar eclipse
    the corona
    a lunar eclipse
  • Question 19
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    Q. Who can see a lunar eclipse?
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    anyone facing the Moon
    anyone standing in daylight
    anyone in North America
    anyone in the penumbra
  • Question 20
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    Q. How long can a total lunar eclipse last?
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    nearly two minutes
    nearly eight minutes
    nearly two hours
    nearly five hours
  • Question 21
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    Q. Who used geometry to first estimate the size of the Moon?
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    the inventor of the telescope
    ancient Greeks
    Galileo
    ancient Romans
  • Question 22
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    Q. The Moon is slowly moving away from the Earth, by about 4 centimeters per _____
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     day
    week
    month
    year
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