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Opposition (planets): Quiz

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Question 1: When it is exact in opposition, a ________ occurs.
Lunar eclipseDecember 2009 lunar eclipseMarch 2007 lunar eclipseAugust 2007 lunar eclipse

Question 2: A planet (or asteroid or comet) is said to be "in opposition" when it is in opposition to the ________ as seen from the Earth.
StarSolar SystemJupiterSun

Question 3: An inferior conjunction occurs when the two planets lie in a line on the same side of the ________.
Solar SystemSunEarthStar

Question 4: Opposition is a term used in positional astronomy to indicate when one celestial body is on the opposite side of the sky when viewed from a particular place (usually the ________).
MoonNatureSunEarth

Question 5: In particular, two ________ are in opposition to each other when their ecliptic longitudes differ by 180°.
Solar SystemJupiterMercury (planet)Planet

Question 6: at this point of its ________ it is closest to the Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter.
Lagrangian pointOrbitOrbital mechanicsOrbital elements

Question 7: The ________, which orbits the Earth rather than the Sun, is in opposition to the Sun at full moon.
Mercury (planet)Io (moon)Ganymede (moon)Moon







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