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Sol 6.8 Astronomy

6th Grade Astronomy terms

astronomy. The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in the sky
axis An imaginary line that passes through the Earth’s center and the North and South poles, about which Earth rotates.
rotation The spinning motion of a planet about its axis.
revolution The movement of an object around another object.
orbit The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space.
latitude The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
solstice The two days of the year on which the noon sun is directly overhead at either 23.5 degrees South or 23.5 degrees North.
equinox The two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tiled toward or away from the sun.
Vernal Equinox The day of the year that marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Autumnal The day of the year that marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
Created by: gphutter