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the solar system consists of the sun and how many planets ? 8
most planets have ..? moons
what keeps the planets in the solar system ? gravity from the sun
what keeps the moons from orbiting their planets ? their planets gravity
what are seasons caused by the tilt of the earths axis and its position around the sun
the earths axis is at .. 23.5
the tropics are the area where the sun is directly above at some point in the year.
what are the two areas that mark where the sun is eaither above or below the horizon for at least 24 hours of night or daylight arctic and antartic circles
solstices happen in winter and summer when the suns most direct rays strike either the tropic of cancer or tropic of capricorn
the summer solstice (longest day) happens on the .. tropic of cancer
the winter solstice (shortest day) happens on the.. tropic of capricorn
when the sun is directly over the equator the earthe has an .. equinox
how many hours of night does the earth have ? 12
how many hours of day does the earth have ? 12
autumnal equinox sept 22 or 23
vernal equinox march 21 or 22
Created by: vanessaruiz98