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The sun gives us the light during the day and the moon leads the way at night. Sometimes, celestial bodies behave in such a peculiar way and only science can explain it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the other term for the third quarter moon?

    • A.

      Last quarter moon

    • B.

      Final quarter moon

    • C.

      End quarter moon

    • D.

      Ultimate quarter moon

    Correct Answer
    A. Last quarter moon
    Explanation
    The other term for the third quarter moon is the last quarter moon. This phase occurs when the moon is three-quarters of the way through its orbit around the Earth. The term "last quarter" refers to the fact that this phase marks the final quarter of the lunar month before the moon transitions into the new moon phase.

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  • 2. 

    How does it appear in its orbit?

    • A.

      Adjacent

    • B.

      Perpendicular

    • C.

      Right angle

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Right angle
    Explanation
    The term "right angle" refers to a 90-degree angle. In the context of the given question, it is unclear what "it" is referring to. However, if we assume that "it" refers to an object or celestial body in its orbit, then the answer "right angle" suggests that the object appears in its orbit at a position that forms a 90-degree angle. This could imply that the object is at a specific point in its orbit where it is perpendicular to an observer's line of sight, creating a right angle.

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  • 3. 

    When does a third quarter moon come?

    • A.

      About a week after new moon

    • B.

      About two weeks after new moon

    • C.

      About three weeks after new moon

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. About three weeks after new moon
    Explanation
    A third quarter moon comes about three weeks after a new moon because the lunar cycle is approximately 29.5 days long. A new moon occurs when the Moon is positioned between the Earth and the Sun, with the side illuminated by the Sun facing away from the Earth. As the Moon orbits the Earth, it gradually becomes more visible from Earth, reaching the third quarter phase when it is three-quarters of the way through its orbit. This typically takes about three weeks after a new moon.

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  • 4. 

    When does a third quarter moon set?

    • A.

      Evening

    • B.

      Midnight

    • C.

      Dawn

    • D.

      Noon

    Correct Answer
    D. Noon
    Explanation
    A third quarter moon sets at noon. This is because a third quarter moon rises at midnight and sets at noon, making it visible in the sky during the morning hours. As the day progresses, the moon gradually moves towards the western horizon and eventually sets at noon. This is the opposite of a third quarter moon rise, which occurs at midnight.

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  • 5. 

    When does it appear as a highlight?

    • A.

      Evening

    • B.

      Dawn

    • C.

      Midnight

    • D.

      Noon

    Correct Answer
    B. Dawn
    Explanation
    Dawn is the time when the sun rises and the sky starts to become light. It is the beginning of the day and marks the transition from night to day. During dawn, the sunlight is usually soft and gentle, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Therefore, it is a common practice to highlight or emphasize the beauty and tranquility of this time of the day in various forms of art, literature, and photography.

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  • 6. 

    On what level does it appear in the sky?

    • A.

      Lowest

    • B.

      Highest

    • C.

      Moderate

    • D.

      Normal

    Correct Answer
    B. Highest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "highest". This suggests that the object being referred to appears at the highest level in the sky. It implies that the object is positioned above other objects or is located at the topmost point in the sky.

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  • 7. 

    When does it rise?

    • A.

      Morning

    • B.

      Mid afternoon

    • C.

      Midnight

    • D.

      Dawn

    Correct Answer
    C. Midnight
    Explanation
    Midnight is the correct answer because it is the time when the sun is at its lowest point below the horizon, resulting in complete darkness. It is the middle of the night, usually around 12:00 am, and marks the transition from one day to the next.

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  • 8. 

    How does a third quarter moon look like?

    • A.

      Half dark

    • B.

      Slightly dark

    • C.

      Totally bright

    • D.

      Half illuminated

    Correct Answer
    D. Half illuminated
    Explanation
    A third quarter moon appears as half illuminated. This means that only half of the moon's surface is visible from Earth, while the other half remains in shadow. The illuminated portion is on the left side if viewed from the northern hemisphere and on the right side if viewed from the southern hemisphere. This phase occurs when the moon is three-quarters of the way through its lunar cycle, with the sun, Earth, and moon forming a right angle.

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