Seasonal Changes in the Night Sky Astronomy Quiz

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  1. Towards the end of what two months is the approximate angular distance from the southern horizon to the Sun +54 degrees?
    March and September
  2. Towards the end of what month is the approximate angular distance from the southern horizon to the Sun +77 degrees?
    June
  3. Towards the end of what month is the approximate angular distance from the southern horizon to the Sun +30 degrees?
    December
  4. Towards the end of March, in which constellation is the Sun located?
    Pisces
  5. Towards the end of June, in which constellation is the Sun located?
    Taurus
  6. Towards the end of September, in which constellation is the Sun located?
    Virgo
  7. Towards the end of December, in which constellation is the Sun located?
    Sagittarius
  8. Compare the Sun's height in the sky, rays and current in the summer versus the winter months.
    • Summer months-
    • direct rays, warm current, high position
    • Winter months-
    • indirect rays, cool current, low position
  9. Fill in the blanks.
    ________ solstices, _____ equinoxes.
    Separate, equal
  10. Why does the constellation in which the Sun is located differ throughout the year?
    Because the sun is located in different positions in the sky, and therefore located in different constellations.
  11. Towards the end of March, about how long are the days?
    About 12 hours.
  12. Towards the end of March, what direction is the sunrise?
    Due East.
  13. Towards the end of March, what direction is the sunset?
    Due West.
  14. Towards the end of June, about how long are the days?
    14 hours.
  15. Towards the end of June, what direction is the sunrise?
    North East.
  16. Towards the end of June, what direction is the sunset?
    North West.
  17. Towards the end of September, about how long are the days?
    12 hours
  18. Towards the end of September, what direction is the sunrise?
    Due East.
  19. Towards the end of September, what direction is the sunset?
    Due West.
  20. Towards the end of December, about how long are the days?
    10 hours.
  21. Towards the end of December, what direction is the sunrise?
    South East.
  22. Towards the end of December, what direction is the sunset?
    South West.
  23. What gives us seasons?
    Earth's tilt and its orbit around the Sun.
  24. Are the days longer in the summer or the winter?
    Summer.
  25. In the summer months describe the direction of the sunrise and sunset.
    • sunrise: North East
    • sunset: North West
  26. In the winter months, describe the direction of the sunrise and sunset.
    • sunrise: South East
    • sunset: South West
  27. Towards the end of March, what are three constellations you can see in the sky if you are facing East?
    Hercules, Orphiuchus and Libra
  28. Towards the end of June, what are three constellations you can see in the sky if you are facing East.
    Aquarius, Pegasus and Andromeda
  29. Towards the end of September, what are three constellations you can see in the sky if you are facing East.
    Orion, Lepus and Auriga
  30. Towards the end of December, what are three constellations you can see in the sky if you are facing East.
    Orion, Sextans and Hydra
  31. Do the constellations change with the seasons?
    Yes.
  32. When is the winter solstice?
    December 21
  33. When is the summer solstice?
    June 21
  34. When is the vernal equinox?
    March 21
  35. When is the autumnal equinox?
    September 21
  36. When is the best time to see the constellation Orion?
    During the winter solstice.
  37. On February 1, 1994, what constellation was the Sun in?
    Capricornus
  38. Does the Sun change constellation locations throughout the day?
    No, the Sun changes constellation locations throughout seasons, not days. A single day is not enough time for the sun to change constellation locations.
  39. Is the Sun in the constellation always associated with that times's astrological sign?
    Not always.
  40. Why is there an inconsistency between astrological signs and the Sun's constellation location at certain times of the year?
    Not all the information was gathered, so flaws emerged.

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