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Phenomena  - Seasons Source:  Tilt of Earth’s rotation axis relative to the Ecliptic Produces:  Longer Sunlight hours in one hemisphere More direct angle of Sun’s photons Phases of  the moon Due to illumination by the Sun and the relative positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun Moon always shows same side to Earth 
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Unformatted text preview: ( synchronous rotation ) Eclipses Sun and Moon Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon Solar eclipses occur when the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth Angular size of Sun and Moon nearly equal Was not always so; will not always be so...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course ASTRO 10 taught by Professor Norm during the Spring '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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