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Earth in Space

Lesson 1&2

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One complete revolution of Earth around the sun takes about? one year
Earth has seasons because... it is on a tilted axis as it rotates around the Earth
Pattern of stars imagined to represent figures is seasonal pattern
In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is farthest south
Earth's rotation takes about 24 hours
Days and Nights are caused by Earth's rotation on its axis
times when day and night are of equal length are called equinoxes
In the Northern Hemisphere Earth is closer to the sun during which season winter
About how often does Earth rotate on its axis once every 24 hours
line passing through Earth's center and poles axis
path of Earth as it revolves around the sun orbit
defines the beginning, length, and divisions of a year calendar
when the sun is farthest north or south of the equator solstice
movement of Earth around the sun revolution
movement of Earth around its axis rotation
when the noon sun is directly overhead at the equator equinox
Created by: linda.dillon