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    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
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    Eclipse and Space Definition Match --

    MATCH the Eclipse and Space word list with its vocabulary definition. Use the pull down menu bar to select the letter match for the word puzzle.
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    In addition to this Eclipse and Space Definition Match activity with a vocabulary list of 16 vocabulary words, also provides an Eclipse and Space Fill-in-the-Blank word game. See also an Interactive Word Puzzle, Word Search and Crossword activity.
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    Word List
    1) penumbra
    2) autumnal
    3) solstice
    4) eclipse
    5) perigee
    6) equinox
    7) vernal
    8) observation
    9) occlude
    10) totality
    11) apogee
    12) refracted
    13) astronomer
    14) perihelion
    15) corona
    16) telescopic
    Definition List
    A)  Point in the orbit of the moon or artificial satellite most distant from earth; the highest, farthest point; apex (noun)
    B)  A scientific observer of the celestial bodies, the material universe beyond the surface of the earth (noun)
    C)  Occurring in the season between summer and winter; a period of maturity verging on decline (adjective)
    D)  The upper atmosphere of the Sun that appears as a halo around the Sun during a total eclipse (noun)
    E)  Alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other (noun)
    F)  Either of the two times each year when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are everywhere of equal length, usually about March 21 and September 23 (noun)
    G)  Act or instance of noticing, perceiving, watching or regarding attentively (noun)
    H)  To shut, close or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.); to block; to shut in, out or off (verb)
    I)  A partial or imperfect shadow, as in an eclipse; shadowy or indefinite area (noun)
    J)  Point nearest the earth in the orbit of the moon or a satellite (noun)
    K)  Point in the orbit of the Earth that is closest to the Sun (usually the Earth reaches this spot in early January) (noun)
    L)  Bending or changing the direction of a ray of light, a sound or heat wave (adjective)
    M)  Either of two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator (about June 22 or December 22) (noun)
    N)  Capable of magnifying distant objects obtained by use of an optical instrument (adjective)
    O)  An aggregate amount: sum, whole; the quality or state of having entirety (noun)
    P)  Occurring in or pertaining to the spring; fresh, youthful (adjective)