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Earth's movements

summer solstice 1st day of summer, longest day of the year
winter solstice 1st day of winter, shortest day of the year
vernal equinox 1st day of spring, earth receives 12 hours of day and night
autumnal equinox 1st day of fall, earth receives 12 hours of day and night
What is earth's rotation? earth spinning on its axis
How long does earth's rotation take? It takes 23 hrs and 56 min or one day
What does earth's rotation cause? It causes day and night
What is the earth's axis? an imaginary line that runs from the north to south pole
What is earth's revoultion? earth's orbit around the sun
How long does earth's revolution take? It takes 365 and 1/4 day or one year.
What does earth's revolution cause? It causes the change in the seasons
When does the summer solstice occur? about June 21
When does the winter solstice occur? about Decemeber 21
When does the vernal equniox occur? about March 21
When does the autumnal equinox occur? about September 21
Created by: class 5K