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Circumpolar stars are stars that never dip below the horizon. They can be seen on any clear night from that location. Depending on where you are on earth, you may see more or less circumpolar stars. Farther north, more stars. At the north pole, all stars are circumpolar. The Equator, no circumpolar stars.Seasonal Stars: stars that rise above and set below the horizon. They rise and set like the sun.
Sun path, sometimes also called day arc, refers to the daily and seasonal arc-like path that the Sun appears to follow across the sky as the Earth rotates and orbits the Sun. The Sun's path affects the length of daytime experienced and amount of daylight received along a certain latitude during a given season.
The moon orbits the earth once in about 28 days (about a month.) One half of the moon is always lit. When the earth is in between the sun and the moon, the moon looks full and bright. When the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, the lit half of the moon Is facing away from us. *The orbital path of the Moon causes phases.
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