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Athabasca University Astronomy 230 - Northern Lights, Northern Skies - Unit 4: Earth, Moon, and Sun

The unit discusses many specific astronomical issues involving the Earth-Moon-Sun system. It begins by explaining how the Sun’s light creates the seasons we experience on Earth. The cause of tides is then reviewed, as well as the phases of the moon and their historical significance.

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This lesson is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this lesson, you will learn how to identify what causes the tides, how to describe the effects of the tides on the Earth, and how to speculate as to the effects of the Moon on the Earth in the distant future.
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Unit 4 - Lesson 2: Eclipses

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This lesson is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this lesson, you will learn how to distinguish between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse, and how to describe why safety precautions must be taken when observing a solar eclipse or transit.
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This activity is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this activity, you will diagram the phases of the moon and answers some questions about the moon and its effect on Earth.
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