Earth, Moon, Sun Interactions Revision Questions









1. Why do the sun and the moon appear to be the same size in the sky?


2. Why do we not have a total solar eclipse every month?


3. Describe a total solar eclipse.


4. What are Bailey’s Beads? 


5. Describe a partial solar eclipse.

6. What is a lunar eclipse?


7. What type of eclipse is most common and why?

8. Why does the Moon appear red during a Lunar eclipse?


9. In which direction does the Earth spin?


10. What is a Sidereal Day?


11. What is a Solar Day?



12. What is the difference between AST and GMT?


13. Name the Aurorae.


14. What causes the Aurorae?