Chapter - 7 Stars and the Solar System

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Stars and the Solar System

Question:

Choose the correct answer in Questions 1-3.

Phases of the moon occur because

(a) we can see only that part of the moon which reflects light towards us.

(b) our distance from the moon keeps changing.

(c) the shadow of the Earth covers only a part of the moon’s surface.

(d) the thickness of the moon’s atmosphere is not constant.

Answer:

The correct option is (a) we can see only that part of the moon which reflects light towards us.

The moon revolves around the earth once every month and moves around the sun along with the earth. Due to this different amount of reflected sunlight from the moon turned towards the earth, the appearance of the moon change and this leads to the formation of phases of the moon.


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