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Seasons-Ms. Meyer

Seasons vocabulary & learning objectives

QuestionAnswer
Axis Imaginary line that passes through center of Earth.
Rotation A body spinning on its axis.
Revolution The movement of a body around another body (Earth around the Sun).
Orbit The Earth's path as it travels around the Sun.
Solstice June 21st is summer solstice, the longest day of year, December 21st is winter solstice, the shortest day of year.
Equinox Equal amounts of day and night.
Vernal (Spring) Equinox March 21st
Autumnal (Fall) Equinox Sept. 21st
23.5 degrees The tilt of Earth on axis.
23.9 hours Amount of time it takes Earth to rotate around once on its axis.
Daytime When your point on Earth is facing the Sun.
Nighttime When your point on Earth is facing away from the Sun.
365 and 1/4 days The amount of time it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun.
Seasons are a result of... Earth's tilt on its axis and its orbit around Sun.
Summer When your hemisphere tilts towards the Sun.
Winter When your hemisphere tilts towards the Sun.
Shortest day of year. Winter Solstice-Dec. 21st. First day of winter.
Longest day of year. Summer Solstice-June 21st. First day of summer.
Aphelion A body's closest point to another. Winter in the northern hemisphere
Perihelion A body's farthest point from another. Summer in the northern henisphere
Wintertime The Sun's path is lower in the sky.
Summertime The Sun's path is higher in the .
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