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Unformatted text preview: o Some we can see all year, and some we cant see at all from the northern hemisphere o Coupled by a 23 degree tilt on its axis, pointing either hemisphere closer to the sun Why we have the seasons! ← The Orbit of the Moon Around the Earth • Moon rotates around the earth with a 27 day period o This causes us to see “phases” • The moon rotates on it’s axis in exactly the same time as it orbits Earth • The same side of the moon it always facing the Earth • Eclipses o Lunar – Earth between Sun and Moon, casts shadow on Moon o Solar – Moon between Sun and Earth, casts shadow on Earth A solar eclipse occurs during a new moon...
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- Fall '08
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