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8.1: The Seasons
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a division of the year that is characterized by recurring weather conditions and determined by both Earth's tilt relative to the sun and Earth's position in its orbit around the sun
warm, moist climate zone near the equator
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
North Pole and South Pole
either of the two locations on the surface of the earth (or of a celestial object) that are the northern and southern ends of the axis of rotation.
A measure of how hot (or cold) the air is outside
energy carried by light
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles.
an imaginary line through the center of a sphere
The two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
Either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
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