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Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Review Worksheet



Use the following figure to answer questions 1 and 2.




1. What phases of the moon would someone on Earth see when the moon is at positions A-F?


2. What kind of tide (spring or neap) will occur when the moon is at positions A, C, D, and F?



From the list below, choose the term that best completes each sentence, and write it in the blank.
phase gravity penumbra umbra solar spring
tides lunar neap eclipse spring neap
3. A(n) ____________________ tide occurs when the sun is at right angles to the line
between Earth and the moon.
4. A(n) __________________ occurs when the moon's shadow hits Earth or Earth's shadow
hits the moon.
5. A person standing in the moon's ________________ would see a partial solar eclipse.
6. Differences in the moon's pull on different parts of Earth cause
____________________________.
7. A person standing in the moon's ________________ would see a total solar eclipse.
8. The ________________ of the moon you see depends on how much of the sunlit side of
the moon faces Earth.
9. A(n) __________________ tide occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth line up.
10. A(n) ________________ eclipse occurs at a full moon when Earth is directly between
the moon and the sun.
11. A(n) ________________ eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the
sun.
12. ________________ tides have the smallest tidal range with lower high tides and higher
low tides.
13. The force of __________________ pulls the moon and Earth toward each other.
14. _______________tides have the biggest tidal range, with highest high tides and lowest
low tides.







15. Find and circle the terms listed below, then write each term on the line after its definition.




16. The daily rise and fall of sea level. _________________________

17. The lighter part of a shadow. ___________________________

18. The darker part of a shadow. _____________________________

19. The event that occurs when the Moon casts a shadow on Earth. ___________________

20. The event that occurs when the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon. __________________











21. Draw an image of a LUNAR ECLIPSE that illustrates the important information and
includes the following items: Sun, Moon, Earth, umbra, penumbra.

















23. Draw an image of a SOLAR ECLIPSE that illustrates the important information and
includes the following items: Sun, Moon, Earth, umbra, penumbra.















24. Draw a stick figure version of yourself standing on EARTH where you could see a
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE.