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6th SMS Soc.Studies

Ch. 2 Physical Geography KT & KP

QuestionAnswer
orbit the path the earth travels around the sun
revolution one revolution takes a full year (365.25 days)
axis an imaginary line running from the north to south pole, on which the earth rotates (or spins)
rotation each complete turn on the axis takes 24 hours and gives us day and night
Tropic of Cancer 23.5 degrees North latitude - it's the northern boundary of the tropics, which is a section of earth that gets the most direct light and heat energy from the sun
Tropic of Capricorn 23.5 degrees South latitude - it's the southern boundary of the tropics, which is a section of earth that gets the most direct light and heat energy from the sun
Arctic Circle line of latitude (66 degrees North) around the earth near the North Pole
Antarctic Circle line of latitude (66 degrees Sorth) around the earth near the Sorth Pole
low latitudes the region between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn (from 23.5 degrees South to 23.5 degrees North)
high latitudes the regions bewteen the Arctic Circle and the North Pole and the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole (66 degrees North to 0 degrees North; and degrees South to 0 degrees South)
middle latitudes the regions between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle (23.5 degrees North to 66 degrees North) and the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle (23.5 degrees South to 66 degrees South)
Created by: lollym