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IQ. Solar eclipses can happen only near New Moon. True False. IQ. True. New Moon is the correct answer! A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun is blocked by the Moon. This can only happen when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, which is New Moon. IQ.

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Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

IQ

  • Solar eclipses can happen only near New Moon.

  • True

  • False


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

IQ

  • True. New Moon is the correct answer!

  • A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun is blocked by the Moon. This can only happen when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, which is New Moon.


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • Lunar eclipses can only happen at:

  • A. New Moon

  • B. First quarter

  • C. Full Moon

  • D. Third quarter


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • C. Full Moon is correct.

  • A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth blocks the Sun’s light from the Moon. This can only happen when the Moon is opposite the Sun as seen from the Earth - that is, the Earth is between the Sun and Moon. That happens only at Full Moon!


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • The planets known to the Greek astronomers of 50 BC were:

  • A. Only the Earth - and it wasn’t really known if Earth was a planet

  • B. The Earth and Moon

  • C. Earth, Venus and Jupiter

  • D. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • D. The Greeks knew of five “wanderers:” Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The Earth wasn’t really known to be a planet.


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • The Full Moon always rises at:

  • A. Midnight

  • B. Sunset

  • C. Sunrise

  • D. It is always in the sky


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • B. Sunset is correct.

  • The phases of the moon refer to the pattern of illumination on the hemisphere facing Earth. Full Moon occurs when the entire hemisphere is illuminated, which can only occur when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun as seen from the Earth. The full moon must rise just as the sun sets.


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • This silver-nosed gentleman, a Danish astronomer, made precise visual observations that started a scientific revolution. He was:

  • A. Bradford Smith

  • B. Harlan J. Smith

  • C. Tycho Brahe

  • D. Homer Smith


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • C. Tycho Brahe.

  • Tycho made observations from his observatory, Uraniborg, on the island of Hven off the Danish coast.

  • (As a young man, Brahe lost the tip of his nose in a duel, so he wore a silver prosthetic forever after.)


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • Polaris (the North Star) just happens to be near the Earth’s rotation axis.

  • T

  • F


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • The answer is True.

  • Polaris just happens to be near the pole. As time progresses, the Earth’s precession will move the rotation axis away from Polaris.


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • The sun appears in the zenith from Albuquerque:

  • A. On the summer solstice

  • B. On the winter solstice

  • Only when the sun is farthest from the Earth

  • Never!


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • D. Never!

  • The sun can appear directly overhead, in the zenith, only if one lives within 23.5° of the equator. The latitude of ABQ is 32°, so the sun can never be directly overhead.


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • Astrology is a science.

  • True

  • False


Solar eclipses can happen only near new moon true false

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  • False is the correct answer.

  • Astrology does not use the scientific method to verify its techniques and predictions. Principally because of the Earth’s precession, the constellations and sky signs of astrology no longer match the true positions of astronomical objects.


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