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Vernal Equinox Vocabulary Words

Term 3 ELL, 2013
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sphere
a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center
hemisphere
half of a sphere
northern hemisphere
The half of the earth north of the equator
seasons
are the periods of the year that are distinguished by special climate conditions.
winter
the coldest season of the year
spring
the season of growth
summer
the warmest season of the year
autumn
the season when the leaves fall from the trees
equator
an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
vernal equinox
the day of the year that marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere
autumnal equinox
The day of the year that marks the beginning of fall in the Northern hemisphere
summer solstice
On June 21, it is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere
winter solstice
On December 21-December 22, the shortest day and longest night of the Northern hemisphere
parallel
lines that will never meet, no matter how long you stretch them (like railroad tracks!)
perpendicular
intersecting at or forming right angles
southern hemisphere
the hemisphere south of the equator
eastern hemisphere
The hemisphere east of the Prime Meridian.
western hemisphere
The hemisphere west of the Prime Meridian.
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