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My Stars!

How much do you know about the sky above when the sun goes down and the stars come out?


Quiz ID:#13423
Fun:*** (2.36)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Category:Science > Astronomy
Created By:2thGirlAus****




#1   Constellations are in an unchanging arrangement and look the same now as they did 100,000 years ago.

#2   The Big Dipper _________.

#3   The constellations in the Zodiac lie on the ________.

#4   Polaris, also called The Northern Star, holds the status of "pole star" in the North because a continuation of the line of the earth's axis leads almost straight to it. Therefore, it always was and always will be the northern Pole Star.

#5   The highest point in the sky directly above our heads is called the _______.

#6   A star's magnitude indicates how bright or dim it is. Rigel, in the Orion constellation, has a magnitude of 0.15. Polaris (the Northern Star) has a magnitude is 2.02. Which one is brightest?

#7   There are ________ constellations in the entire sky (Northern and Southern hemispheres combined).

#8   The word "Planet" means "wanderer". Planets move about the sky, but can only be found on or very near the ecliptic.

#9   "Zodiac" literally means __________.

#10   Constellations seen at any given constant location will be in the same position in the sky tonight as they will be six months from now.





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