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adobe a building material of clay mixed with straw that has been dried by the sun and made into bricks. [1/2 definitions]
almanac a book published every year that predicts the weather for each day and gives facts about the tides, the time the sun will rise and set, and other useful information. [1/2 definitions]
Aquarius the eleventh sign of the zodiac, the Water Bearer, which the sun enters about January 21. [1/3 definitions]
Aries the first sign of the zodiac, the Ram, which the sun enters about March 21. [1/3 definitions]
asteroid a small, rocky, planet-like body that circles the sun, mostly found between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. The size of an asteroid can range from less than one mile to five hundred miles across.
awning a cover made of canvas or other material that is placed over a door or window. An awning keeps out sun and rain.
burn to receive too much sun on the skin. [1/8 definitions]
cancer (capitalized) the fourth sign of the zodiac, the Crab, which the sun enters about June 21. [1/4 definitions]
Capricorn the tenth sign of the zodiac, the Goat, which the sun enters about December 22. [1/3 definitions]
comet an object in space that travels around the sun. A comet is made up of dust and gas, and sometimes forms a long, bright tail.
earth (often capitalized) the fifth largest planet in our solar system and the third in distance from the sun. [1/4 definitions]
east the direction in front of a person facing the rising sun. [1/7 definitions]
eclipse the blocking from view of the sun, a moon, or a planet by another heavenly body. In an eclipse of the sun, the sun is hidden from earth's view by the moon passing between the sun and the earth. [1/3 definitions]
exposure position in relation to the sun, wind, or compass direction. [1/4 definitions]
full moon the moon when it is on the side of Earth that is opposite the sun and looks from Earth like a complete circle. [1/2 definitions]
galaxy a collection of billions of stars and other matter held together by gravity. Our planet Earth and the sun belong to the Milky Way galaxy. They are only tiny parts of this galaxy.
Gemini the third sign of the zodiac, the Twins, which the sun enters about May 21. [1/3 definitions]
greenhouse effect the warming of the earth's surface that takes place when heat from the sun is held in by the earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect can be caused by too much carbon dioxide being released into the air from the burning of fossil fuels.
halo any circle or band of light that appears around a source of light, such as the sun or moon. [1/2 definitions]
heaven (usually plural) the sky, including the stars, sun, moon, and planets as seen from the earth. [1/4 definitions]
Jupiter the largest planet in the solar system and fifth in distance from the sun. Jupiter has sixteen moons and is more than one thousand times larger than Earth. [1/2 definitions]