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More Astronomy Facts

written by: brittdeere
 
Here is another quiz about different astronomy facts you should know.

Question 1:


What is the closest point to the sun in the Earth's orbit called?
Autumnal Equinox
Perihelion
Summer Solstice
Aphelion

Question 2:


The moon orbits eastward around the Earth.
True
False

Question 3:


During a new moon phase, is the moon visible?
Yes
No

Question 4:


During which lunar phase is the moon least visible?
Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon
First Quarter
Waxing Crescent

Question 5:


Did Galileo Galilei invent the first telescope?
Yes
No

Question 6:


When was the Hubble Space Telescope put into orbit by the Space Shuttle?
1990
1991
1993
1992

Question 7:


The stars remain in the sky during the day.
True
False

Question 8:


What happens when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, and sunlight is cut off?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


During first quarter moon, what time does the moon rise?
noon
sunset
midnight
dawn

Question 10:


What unit in the metric system do astronomers use to measure the wavelength of light?
nanometer
equant
photon
eccentricity

 


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