Day and Night - Seasons
Terms in this set (15)
The path an object takes when revolving around another object
To spin on an axis
To move (travel) around another object
(Imaginary) Line around which an object spins
What causes the seasons?
The direction in which the Earth is tilted as it orbits the sun.
Explain two ways the Earth moves.
The Earth ROTATES on its axis. The Earth REVOLVES around the sun.
What makes a month?
The moon takes about 29 1/2 days to orbit the Earth.
What causes day and night?
Day and night are caused by Earth's rotation on its axis. It is day on the side of the Earth that is facing the sun. It is night on the side of the Earth facing away from the sun.
How long does it take the Earth to make one full rotation on its axis?
It takes 24 hours, or one day, for the Earth to make a full rotation.
How long does it take the Earth to revolve around the sun ONE time?
It takes the Earth 365 days to revolve around the sun one time. One year
What is happening when the northern hemisphere is having the summer season?
As the Earth orbits the sun, its the time when the Earth is tilted toward it. That part gets more light and heat = summer
Part of a cycle
A pattern that repeats
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