Equinox, Eclipse & Space Vocabulary Word List (215)

A)Aberration, Absolute, Accuracy, Alien, Alignment, Altitude, Analysis, Annular eclipse, Annular total eclipse, Anomaly, Apex, Aphelion, APOGEE, Apotheosis, Arc, Ascendant, Ascending node, Asteroid, ASTRONOMER, Astronomy, Atmosphere, Aubrey holes, AUTUMNAL, Axis, Azimuth
B)Beads, Beyond, Block, Body
C)Celestial, Central eclipse, Ceremony, Circular, Clouds, Cold, Colossal, Communication, Composition, Consequence, Contact, Contribution, CORONA, Cosmic, Cover, Cross, Crowd, Cusp, Cycle
D)Darkening, Darkness, Data, Daylight, Declination, Degrees, Delineate, Descendant, Descent, Discovery, Disk, Display, Distant, Documentation, Drift, Dust
E)Early, Eclipse, Eclipsing binary, Ecliptic, Edge, Einstein, Ellipse, ELLIPTICAL, Encircle, Engineer, Engulf, Eon, Equator, EQUINOX, Equipment, Event, Evidence, Evolution, Exposure, External
F)Farthest, Formation, Full moon
G)Galactic, Galaxy, Galileo, Global
H)Heavenly, Hemisphere, Hidden, Historic, Horizon, Hypothesis
I)Illumination, Image, Immediate, Impact, Inquiry, Investigation, Invisible infrared rays, Ionosphere, Ions
J)January, July, Justify
L)Latitude, Light, Longitude, Luminosity, LUNAR
M)Magnitude, Marvel, Measurement, Moon
N)Node, Numbers
O)Object, Obscure, Observable, OBSERVATION, OCCLUDE, Occurrence, Orbit, Outer space
P)Partial, Passage, Path, PENUMBRA, PERIGEE, Phase, Pinhole view, Pinpoint, Planetarium, Planetary, Position, Prediction, Prominence, Protection, Proton, Prototype, Public, Pulsar
Q)Quarter moon, Quasar, Quintessence
R)Reflect, REFRACT, Regress, Relative, Research, Revolve, Ring
S)Saros, Scientific, Scientist, Shadow, Sight, Significant, Size, Sky, SOLAR, Solar system, SOLSTICE, Source of light, Space, Spatial, Spectrometry, SPECTROSCOPE, Spectrum, Spherical, Stratosphere, Sunlight, Sunspot
T)Technology, Telescope, TELESCOPIC, Temperature, Terra, Thrust, Tide, Tilt, TOTALITY, Track, Tragedy, Training, Trajectory, Transmissions, Transport, Turbulence, Twinkle
U)Ultraviolet rays, Umbra, Unique, Universe, Unknown, Upper
V)Variable, Variation, Variety, VERNAL, View, Visible, Vision
W)Waning moon, Wavelength, Waxing moon, Weather
Z)Zenith, Zodiac
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A solar or a lunar eclipse happens only when the sun, earth and the moon are nearly in a straight line.
A solar eclipse happens when the shadow of the moon, traveling from west to east, covers the face of the earth. It moves at approximately 2,000 miles (3,200 km) per hour.

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