Homework C - Astronomy 100 Homework C Fall 2008: Jim Kaler...

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Astronomy 100 – Homework C Fall 2008: Jim Kaler (Reason for correct answer is in italics ) 1. Most proper star names are a) Roman b) Latin c) Greek d) Arabic e) Egyptian 2. The modern constellations were invented a) by the ancient Greeks b) by medieval Egyptians c) by Ptolemy d) between AD 1600 and 1800 e) in the twentieth century 3. Which would ordinarily be the name of the brightest star in a constellation? a) Omega b) Alpha c) "1" d) "a" e) "A" 4. The Milky Way is made of a) stars in the disk of our Galaxy b) dust in the disk of our planetary system c) a collection of comets in orbit d) the northern lights e) reflected moonlight 5. At what phase is the Moon 270 degrees to the east of the Sun as seen from Earth? a) new b) first quarter c) full d) third quarter e) gibbous 6. Earthlight on the Moon is best seen at which of the phases given below? a) waning crescent (when, as seen from the Moon, the Earth is close to full) b) new c) waxing gibbous d) full e) third quarter 7. On the average, the full Moon rises at a) midnight b) noon c) 6 AM d) 6 PM (since it is then opposite to the Sun) e) 9 PM 8. When will you see a thin crescent Moon at midnight from Urbana?
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2008 for the course ASTRO 100 taught by Professor Kaler during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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