P7 Quiz: Naked eye astronomy

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  • Created on: 23-06-13 21:43
Name the "Naked-Eye" Planets
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
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What is retrograde motion?
The real or apparent movement of an astronomical object across the sky in the opposite direction of the Sun.
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How long is a Solar Day?
24 hours
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How long is a Sidereal Day?
23 hours 56 minutes
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What is a new moon?
When the Sun is effectively behind the Moon, the side of the Moon that faces the Earth is in shadow.
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What is a full moon?
When the side of the Moon that faces the Earth is fully illuminated by the Sun
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What is a solar eclipse?
When the Moon passes directly between the Sun and the Earth - on the same line - casting a shadow of the Moon on the surface of the Earth.
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What is a lunar eclipse?
When the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow of the Earth on the surface of the Moon.
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Why is viewing solar eclipses with the naked eye is very dangerous?
Because it can burn your retina and lead to permanent damage to your eye
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What is the angle of declination?
Whether the object is above or below the line of the equator
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What is the angle of declination measured in?
Degrees
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What is the angle of right ascension?
The measurement of the angle east from the vernal equinox point
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What is the angle of right ascension measured in?
Degrees or time
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What is retrograde motion?

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The real or apparent movement of an astronomical object across the sky in the opposite direction of the Sun.

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How long is a Solar Day?

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How long is a Sidereal Day?

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What is a new moon?

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Miss KHP

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Good quiz for OCR Physics. Check your answers as soon as you have completed it!

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meh.

zo26blue

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Brilliant resource, thank you.

binijohn

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Thank youu

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Why is MegaFonzie an answer? it doesnt seem like it would be clicked on but i did>:-l

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