My Journey Through Sky Science!
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The Big Wheel Of Cheese In The Sky[The Moon]
The moon was made billions of years ago from a large object that hit the earth and a whole bunch of rocks came out and they orbited around the earth until one day they finally melted together and the cooled millions of years after and formed the moon. For another 500 million years rocks pelted at the moon which created the craters in the moon.
The moon has no atmosphere so we can still see the damage done millions of years ago.
If you look at the moon when it is almost full you can see the moon's seas. They are not actually seas they are big pools of lava. From earth we can only see one side of the moon because the other side is always turned away. Pictures taken from the other side of the moon shows the exact same kind of damage.
The Twinkling Stars
How Do I Look At The Sun Safely
Summer Solstice- June 21
- Marks the end of spring and the start of summer.
- We receive the maximum amount of sunlight in the northern hemisphere on this day.
- The sun is high in the sky.
- The suns ray's hit the earth more directly
- The direct rays of sun cause the ground to warm more effectively.
- Solar noon on the summer solstice is the highest the sun ever seems to get in the sky
Winter Solstice- December 21
- In the winter the sun is always low in the sky.
- The suns ray's are spread over a larger area of the ground.
- Each patch of the earth does not receive as much of the suns energy.
- Solar noon on the winter solstice is the Lowest the sun will be in the sky.
Equinox- Equal Days And Nights
Fall/ automm equinox
The Moon Phases
- The first phase of the moon is the new moon, this when there is no moon showing, there is just they sky. There is actually moon in the sky but the light from the sun just isn't reflecting off of the earth to the moon so it can reflect back onto the earth.
- The second phase of the moon is the waxing crescent. The light is only hitting a little sliver of the moon.
- The next phase is the first quarter is actually the first half but you can really only see quarter of it so it is the first quarter. It is half way from being a full moon.
- Then you have a waxing gibbous where almost all of the moon is showing but sun earth moon and sun just have to rotate a little bit more.
- Full moon! All of the moon is showing now and the moon is nice and bright.
- Now we have to go back to the new moon so the next phase is the waning gibbous. The other side of there only side we can see from the moon has light now.
- Now there is the last quarter. We are almost at the new moon but there is still half of the moon in the light.
- The next phase before the moon is a waning crescent. Only a little bit of the moon is showing now.
- New moon once again the moon has no light reflecting it. This cycle takes about 28 days.
Why Is Venus Called Earths Twin?
The Solar System
- The fist planets witch are called the inner planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth and mars. They are called terrestrial planets because they have a hard rocky surface.
- The four outer planets witch are called the gassy giants are: jupiter, Saturn, uranus and neptune.
- In between the gas giants and the inner planets there is the asteroid belt.