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Cubangbang #96920

Cubangbang's Mapping Stars Study Stack #96290

Ancient cultures organized the sky by linking stars together in patterns
sections of the sky that contain recognizable star patterns Constellations
The sky is divided into how many constellations? 88
Why do modern astronomers use the same names for the constellations? to make communication easier
imaginary point directly over the head of the observer zenith
imaginary extension of Earth's equator into space celestial equator
line where the earth and sky meet horizon
angle between an object and the horizon altitude
measure of how far east an object is from where the sun appears on the vernal equinox right ascension
where the sun appears on the first day of spring vernal equinox
position of a star in degrees north or south of the celestial equator declination
always 90 degrees from zenith horizon
the distance that light travels in one year light year
One light-year is about ____ trillion kilometers 9.46
The stars that you see depend on your latitude, the time of the year, and the time of night
Created by: jcubangbang