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Unformatted text preview: the vernal equinox 4. A solar eclipse can occur during (A) a first quarter Moon (B) a full Moon (C) a new Moon (D) a third quarter Moon (E) any of the above, as long as the Earth and Sun are on the “line of nodes” 5. Kepler’s three laws describe (A) the way that massive objects respond to forces (B) the motion of planets on epicycles which in turn orbit the Sun (C) the elliptical paths on which the planets orbit the Sun (D) the manner in which massive objects attract each other through gravity (E) all of the properties of electricity and magnetism 6. At what time does a new Moon set? (A) sunrise (B) noon (C) sunset (D) midnight 7. At what time does a first quarter Moon reach its highest elevation above the horizon. (A) sunrise (B) noon (C) sunset (D) midnight 8. We (on Earth) always see the same side of the Moon because (A) the Moon orbits the Earth, but does not rotate (B) the Moon makes one full rotation each day in a direction opposite to its orbital motion (C) the Moon makes one full rotation each day in the same direction as its orbital motion (D) the Moon makes one full rotation every month (E) the Moon makes one full rotation every sidereal year 9. As a planet orbits the Sun, its speed (A) is greatest when it is closest to the Sun (B)...
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This test prep was uploaded on 02/22/2014 for the course ASTRO 1 taught by Professor Antonucci during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08