Seasons Valley 2019
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Two times of year when the day and night lengths are about 12 hours. Equal day and night.
This occurs in March and marks the beginning of spring in North America. Also called spring equinox
This occurs in September and marks the beginning of fall in North America. Also called fall equinox
Two times of year when the day or night lengths are at their longest or shortest. The Earth is either tilted towards or away from the sun at 23.5 degrees
This occurs in December and marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. This is also the shortest day of the year in the NH
This occurs in June and marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This is also the longest day of the year in the NH
Because the year has 365 1/4 days a year we add on day to the calendar every four years we call this ______.
The days are shorter and you receive indirect light from the sun causing cooler temperatures.
Why are winter temperatures lower (cold)?
The season experienced when the earth's axis is tilted TOWARD the sun
The season experienced when the earth's axis is tilted AWAY from the sun
What season is position 1 in the Northern Hemisphere?
What season is position 3 in the Northern Hemisphere?
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the North and South poles, about which Earth rotates
Moon phase in which less than half of the Moon appears to be illuminated.
moon phase when the entire side facing Earth is illuminated.
Moon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun, at which point the Moon cannot be seen because its lighted half is facing the Sun and its dark side faces Earth.
To move in a eclipse around another body
to spin on an axis
The periodic rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean
To decrease gradually
to become larger
The spinning of an object on a fixed point; causes day and night
Leaning toward or away from another object
The path an object takes when revolving around another object
A half of a sphere
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
The result of Earth's axis and the yearly revolution of the Earth around the sun
The angle which the earth's axis is tilted
Spring and Fall
The seasons in which all locations on earth are receiving thaesame amount of daylight hours
Sun and the Seasons
Seasons and Tides
Days, Years, Seasons
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