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Science Vocabulary #8

An event during which one object in space casts a shadow onto another; a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves through Earth’s shadow, and a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s shadow crosses Earth.
The action or process of rotating on or as if on an axis or center.
The motion of one body around another; the time it takes an object to go around once.
In an orbit, a position and time in which sunlight shines equally on the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere; a time of year when daylight and darkness are nearly equal for most of the Earth.
Moon is decreasing in size, moving from the full moon towards the New Moon. (LEFT SIDE)
In an orbit, a position and time during which one hemisphere gets its maximum area of sunlight, while the other hemisphere gets its minimum amount; the time of year when days are either longest or shortest, and the angle of the sunlight reaches its maximum or minimum.
Something that has has the shape of a single curve, especially one that is broad in the center and tapers to a point at each end.
A moon or a planet is more than half but less than fully illuminated.
The darkest part of a shadow, especially the cone-shaped region of full shadow cast by Earth, the Moon, or another body during an eclipse.
The moon when it appears larger each night as it progresses from a New Moon to a Full Moon. (RIGHT SIDE)