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The Solar System and Beyond The Moon Mrs Griffiths 100’s of free ppt’s from www.pptpoint.com library
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Gravity also keeps the moon in orbit around the Earth. The moon orbits the Earth every… month (28 days) month (28 days)
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The moon is a “natural satellite”. A satellite is anything the orbits the earth Artificial satellites have four main uses: Communications Monitoring the weather Observing the Earth Exploring the solar system
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How much of the moon we see depends on where the moon is in its orbit:
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Unformatted text preview: Appearance: Appearance: Appearance: Eclipses 1. A solar eclipse: 2. A lunar eclipse: The tilt of the Earth on its axis is also The tilt of the Earth on its axis is also responsible for the seasons: responsible for the seasons: What date is it here? June 21 st What date is it here? December 21 st Two things happen Two things happen because of this tilt: because of this tilt: 1) The days are longer during the summer 2) The weather is warmer during the summer...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PHYS 121 taught by Professor Burgeson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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