Sun-Earth-Moon connections. Review Question. People once believed that all planets and stars orbited around ____. Mercury Earth Venus Mars. The Rotating Earth. is a sphere, a round 3-dimensional shape bulges slightly at equator and flattens slightly at poles
People once believed that all planets and stars orbited around ____.
Revolution- the motion of a body that travels around another body in space; one complete trip along an orbit
The Moon rotates in 29.5 days.
The Moon orbits Earth in 29.5 days.
Because the Moon rotates and revolves at the same rate, we only see one side
The NEAR side
There is NO DARK SIDE
There is a FAR side….
When only a small part of the moon is visible, the moon may be in its
On the opposite side of the Earth, or the “far side,” the gravitational attraction of the moon is less because it is farther away.
Approximately how many days does it take the moon to go through a complete cycle?
A. 7B. 11C. 26D. 29.5 owmany days does it take the moon to go through a complete cycle?
A. waxingB. fullC. waningD. waning-crescent