Terms in this set (25)
Earth's tilt on its axis
23.5°; This causes our seasons
The spinning of Earth on its axis and the cause of day & night
The imaginary line that goes through Earth from the North to South poles.
The earth orbiting the Sun; it takes 365.25 days or one year
When there is equal amount of hours in the day and night.
June 21st, start of summer and longest amount of daylight.
December 21, start of winter and the least amount of daylight.
March 21; First day of spring and has 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time.
September 22; First day of fall and has 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time.
When the Northern Hemisphere is having summer, the Southern Hemisphere is having ____________________.
When the Northern Hemisphere is having winter, the Southern Hemisphere is having ____________________.
tilt and revolution
Two reasons the Earth has the seasons
The amount of time Earth rotates on its axis on complete rotation.
It takes the Earth __________ days to revolve around the Sun one time.
When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun, we receive ___________________________.
When the Northern Hemisphere it tilted away from the sun, we receive ____________________________.
No matter what season it is, sunlight is most directed at this location.
Each season lasts approximately _________________________.
The Earth revolves around the sun in which direction?
west to east
The Earth revolves ________
The sun rises in the __________
The sun sets in the _______
Spring equinox is Sept. 21st in the _____.
Southern hemisphere begins WINTER on this day.
Southern hemisphere begins SUMMER on this day