SCI_6A_U2_L5 Vocabulary

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equator
a great imaginary circle, or reference line, around Earth that is equally distant from the two poles and divides Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
equinox
either of the two times of the year when the sun is directly over the equator
hemisphere
the northern or southern half of Earth as divided by the equator, or the eastern or western half as divided by a meridian
seasons
one of the four quarters into which the year is commonly divided: winter, spring, summer, and fall
summer solstice
in the Northern Hemisphere, the day of the year on which the sun is farthest north
tilt
the direction in which the Earth is angled from the vertical (23.5 degrees)
winter solstice
in the Northern Hemisphere, the day of the year on which the sun is farthest south