If New Moon Fell On March 2nd, What Is The Moon’s Phase On March 14th

Astronomy Ch. 1

The Full Moon rises at sunrise, and sets at sunset.False
From Earth, the Sun and Moon have about the same angular diameter.True
The parallax shift of a star would be greater if viewed from Mars than from Earth.True
Where on Earth can you observe all the stars in the sky over an entire year?Equator
Driving eastward just before sunrise, if you observe the moon in the eastern sky, its phase must beWaning Crescent
From the South Pole, Polaris would appear directly overhead.False
If Taurus is now rising at sunset, which constellation will rise at sunset next month?Gemini
If new Moon fell on March 2nd, what is the Moon’s phase on March 14th?Waxing Gibbous
The distances to bodies in the solar system are a few light minutes to light hours.True
Into how many constellations is the celestial sphere divided?88
Which of the choices below correctly lists things in order from largest to smallest?Universe, Local Group, Milky Way, Solar System
There are 3,600 arc seconds in a degree.True
The south celestial pole is located at a declination of -90 degrees.True
If you are in the Moon’s umbral shadow, then you will witnessa total solar eclipse
A solar eclipse can only happen during a:New Moon
What conditions are necessary for a partial solar eclipse?new moon on ecliptic, with us in the penumbral shadow
Only at the equator are all the stars visible over the course of the year.True
From full moon to third quarter moon takes about a week.True
Latitude and right ascension are coordinate systems used to find objects on the Celestial Sphere.False
A lunar eclipse can only happen during a:Full Moon
A star with a large parallaxis a short distance to the earth.
In general, the brightest star in a given constellation is designated as alpha.True
At apogee the moon is at its farthest from earth and thus appears smaller than normal. Because of this it can produce only annular solar eclipses, but not total solar eclipses.True
The star Wolf 1061 has a parallax of 2.34 arcseconds, while the star Ross 652 has a parallax of 1.70 arcseconds. What can you correctly conclude?. Wolf 1061 is closer to Earth than Ross 652.
Over the course of a night, Polaris moves less than any other visible star in the sky.True
Constellations are close clusters of stars, all at about the same distance from the SunFalse
In general, what is true of the alpha star in a constellation?It is the brightest star in the constellation.
A year is defined asthe time it takes for Earth to complete an orbit around the Sun.
As it orbits the Earth, the Moon appears to move eastward about its own diameter every hour.True
The first quarter moon will rise about noon, and set about midnight.True
The places where the Sun crosses the equator are called the:equinoxes
What conditions are necessary for a total solar eclipse?new moon on ecliptic near perigee
It was Aristotle who used the scientific method to show the Earth was a sphere.True
How long is the precession cycle?26,000 years
What are constellations?Groups of stars making an apparent pattern in the celestial sphere
When the sun rises it is located in the constellation Gemini. When the sun sets later that same day it will beGemini
If a star rises about 9 PM tonight, and with the sidereal day being four minutes less than the solar one, then in a month it will rise about 7 PM.True
Which statement about the length of a day is FALSE?The sidereal day includes both the Earth’s rotation and revolution around the Sun

Astronomy Chapter 0

Spring Equinoxthe Sun rises due east today, but will rise slightly north of due east tomorrow
Summer Solsticenoontime Sun reaches its highest point of the year; longest day of the yr
Fall EquinoxSun has declination 0 degree today, but will have a negative declination tmrw
Winter Solstise-Sun crosses the meridian 23.5 degrees lower in altityde than the celestial equator
-Sunset occurs at its farthest point south of due west for the year
-Noontime Sun casts the longest shadows
To indicate how far north or south we are on Earth, we specify location in degrees oflatitude.
latitude: there is a unique zero place called the ______ determined by the spinning of the Earthequator
The closest terrestrial analog to hours of right ascension is the angle oflongitude
The solar day is 3.9 minutes longer than thesidereal day
If you are in the Moon’s umbral shadow, then you will witness atotal solar eclipse
The Earth’s spin determines certain special locations on the Earth.
The spin ____ goes through the North and South Poles
Midway between the North and South Poles, the _______ circles the Earth.equator
What’s the latitude of the North Pole?
Of the equator?
90 degrees North for the North Pole
0 degrees for the equator
A zero longitude place was arbitrarily chosen to be the longitude line that runs through _______, ________Greenwich, England
Longitude lines can be numbered in a complete circle of __________,
(but we usually extend them only 180 degrees east of Greenwich and 180 degrees west of Greenwich)
360 degrees
For giving locations more precisely, degrees of latitude or longitude are subdivided into minutesminutes of arc
Each minute is further divided into 60 _______________seconds of arc.
The Sun AND the Moon project an angular size of __ arc minutes on the sky.30
From Earth, the Sun and Moon have about the sameangular diameter
the celestial sphere is divided into __ constellations88
If Scorpius is now prominent in the summer sky, in 13,000 years it will be best seenin the winter sky
When the Moon is directly opposite the Sun in the skyFull Phase
the sun appears as a thin, bright ringannular eclipse
Long ago, people believed that there was a giant sphere to which the stars were attachedcelestial sphere
“celestial latitude lines”declination
“celestial longitude lines”right ascension
Unlike longitude, which is measured in degrees and minutes, right ascension is measured inhours and minutes
An hour of right ascension corresponds to 60 degrees in the sky.FALSE
A tropical year is the same as a sidereal yearFALSE
At the solstices, the Sun’s declination will be _____ degrees from the equator23.5
What angle would Eratosthenes have measured had Earth been flat?0.00×100 degrees
If you are in the Earth’s umbra, then it isnight time
Right ascension in the sky is very similar to latitude on the Earth.FALSE
From the horizon to the observer’s zenith is an angle of ___ for everyone on Earth90°
The star Wolf 1061 has a parallax of 2.34 arcseconds, while the star Ross 652 has a parallax of 1.70 arc-seconds. What can you correctly conclude?Wolf 1061 is closer to Earth than Ross 652
A lunar eclipse can occur only during thefull phase.
If the Moon’s orbit were a little larger, solar eclipses would bemore likely to be annular
The seasons are caused by the precession of Earth’s axis.FALSE
The stars in a constellation are physically close to one another.FALSE
The interval from new Moon to first quarter is about aWEEK
The synodic month is29.5 days
The 26,000 year cycle that changes the poles and equinoxes is calledprecession
A solar eclipse can only happen during a:new moon
If the Moon appears half lit, and is almost overhead about 6:00 AM, its phase isthird quarter
The twelve constellations the solar system bodies move through are thesigns of the zodiac
A long, thin cloud that stretched from directly overhead to the western horizon would have an angular size of90°
You note that a particular star is directly overhead. It will be directly overhead again in23 hours, 56 mins
While watching a star, you see it moves 15 degrees across the sky. How long have you been watching it?1 hour
The parallax shift for all stars isvery small.
From the full moon to third quarter moon takes abouta week.
There is a solar eclipse of some kind every new moon.FALSE
That Polaris will not always be the pole star is due toPRESSESION SHIFTING THE CELESTIAL POLE
Suppose that instead of being inclined to Earth’s orbit around the Sun, the Moon’s orbit was in the same plane as Earth’s orbit around the Sun. (Click “Show Moon with flat orbit” to see this situation.) In this hypothetical situation, approximately how many solar eclipses would occur each year?12
In reality, the Moon’s orbit about Earth is tilted (by about 5°) with respect to Earth’s orbit about the Sun. As a result, the actual number of solar eclipses that occur each year is approximately _____.2
Earth orbits the Sun in theecliptic plane
What conditions must exist for a solar eclipse to occur?Phase of the moon must be NEW and the Moon must be passing through the Earths orbital plane
What conditions must exist for a lunar eclipse to occur?Phase of the moon must be FULL and the Moon must be passing through the Earths orbital plane
A Lunar Eclipse occurs whenEarth’s shadow falls on the moon
If you could change the layout of the solar system, which of the following would cause a lunar eclipse to occur at least once every month in this hypothetical situation?Change the moons orbital plane so that it is in the same plan eas the Earth’s orbit around the SUn
If the earth rotated on its axis twice as fast as it currently does, but its
motion around the Sun stayed the same, then:
The night would be twice as long.
If new Moon fell on March 2nd, what is the Moon’s phase on March 14th?waxing gibbous
When the Moon is directly opposite the Sun in the sky, its phase isfull
The interval from new Moon to first quarter is about a(n)week
The fact that the Earth has moved along its orbit in the time it took to rotate once is the reason forthe difference between solar and sidereal time.
At the equinoxes, the declination of the Sun must be ___ degreeszero
Celestial coordinates specify which ______ something is with respect to Earth, but not the distance to the objectdirection
For objects within the solar system (comets, planets, moons, asteroids), distance is often specified inAstronomical Units (AU)
An AU is the average distance from the Earth to the Sun, which equals149,597,870 kilometers
For objects outside the solar system, the______ is often used.light year (ly)
One light year is equal to63,240 AU.