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CHCS ES Ch2D

CHCS Earth Science Chapter 2 (p42-46)

QuestionAnswer
ecliptic the sun's apparent path through the stars
solstice means "sun stop"
equinox means "equal night"
summer solstice happens around June 21st; "sun stops" over the Tropic of Cancer; the longest day of the year
winter solstice happens around December 21st; "sun stops" over the Tropic of Capricorn; the shortest day of the year
vernal equinox happens around March 21st; 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night
autumnal equinox happens around September 21st; 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night
Created by: mrslisawatson