Cruise - USA Astronomy

Cruise - USA Astronomy - Term Definition If we had a full...

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Term: If we had a full moon last night, in what phase will the moon be two weeks later? Definition: new moon Term: Which of the following statements is a definition for an Astronomical Unit? Definition: A unit of distance equal to the average distance between the Earth and the Sun. Term: You go outside and observe that the north celestial pole is on your horizon. Using reasoning that would make Sherlock Holmes envious, you deduce that Definition: you are standing on Earth's equator Term: Where was the Sun on the celestial sphere on the Autumnal Equinox? Definition: At an intersection of the ecliptic and the Celestial Equator. Term: What happens when the Sun is on the Winter Solstice? Definition: It is the first day of winter according to people in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Term: A full moon must always set at approximately what time of the day or night? Definition: Sunrise Term: A new moon must always set at approximately what time of the day or night? Definition: Sunset Term: A light years is Definition: the distance light travels in a year Term: Which of the following stars is most likely to be the brightest star in the constellation Orion Definition: Betelgeuse (alpha orionis) Term: Kepler stated that the planet orbits are best described as Definition: elliptical orbits about the Sun.
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Term: What is the ecliptic? Definition: The apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere due to the Earth's orbital motion.
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