science unit test 2/14/11 Celestial motion and seasons

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  1. What are the reasons for the seasons?
    Earths tilt and revolution
  2. What season is it when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun?
    Summer
  3. What are the order of the seasons?
    Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  4. What is the first day of winter?
    december 21st or 22nd
  5. What is the first day of spring?
    March 21 or 22
  6. what is the first day of summer?
    june 21 or 22
  7. what is the first day of fall?
    September 22 or 23
  8. on which two dates and seasons does the sun hit the earth directly 90 degrees at the equator?
    • spring- march 21
    • fall- september 22
  9. on which date and season does the sun hit the earth directly 90 degrees at the tropic of cancer?
    summer-june 21
  10. on which date and season does the sun hit the earth directly 90 degrees at the tropic of capricorn?
    winter- december 21
  11. on which two dates and seasons do all locations on earth have equal hours of day and night?
    • spring- march 21
    • fall- september 22
  12. at which latitude does the earth receive the greatest intensity of insolation on june 21, march 21, september 22, december 21?
    • june 21- tropic of cancer
    • march 21- equator
    • september 22- equator
    • december 21- tropic of capricorn
  13. during which season is the earth closest in the sun in its orbit?
    winter
  14. does distance have to do with seasons
    NOO
  15. which are the equinox seasons?
    fall and spring
  16. In which season is the sun lowest in the sky in ny
    winter
  17. In which season are the longest shadows casted by the Sun in NY?
    Winter
  18. In which season is there 12 hours of daylight world wide?
    fall and spring
  19. in which season does the north pole have 24 hours of daylight?
    summer
  20. Are Celestial Objects in our atmosphere?
    NO they appear to be
  21. what are 7 Celestial Objects?
    • stars
    • comets
    • planets
    • moons
    • asteroids
    • meteoroids
    • sun
  22. what are the two celestial motions?
    Real motion and Apparent motion
  23. what motion accounts for our days (24 hours)
    rotation
  24. what motion accounts for our years (365.24 days)
    revolution
  25. what is proof of earths rotation?
    Coriolis
  26. what are proof of earths revolution?
    • the seasons
    • seeing different constellations each month
  27. What are the two things that change each season?
    the angle of insolation and the duration of insolation
  28. In the summer is the angle of insolation high or low?
    high so it feels stronger
  29. Between what two latitudes can see the 90 Degree NOON sun on a certain day?
    between the tropic of capricorn and the tropic of cancer
  30. When the angle of insolation is shorter the shadow is..
    longer
  31. at which season (solsitices or equinoxes) will you see 12 hours of day and 12 hours of light?
    equinoxes
  32. where does the sun appear to rise and set?
    rise in the east and set in the west
  33. At what time is the sun highest?
    noon
  34. which season has the highest noon sun?
    summer
  35. what season has the shortest daylight hours?
    winter
  36. what latitude degree is the equator?
    0 degrees
  37. what latitude degree is the tropic of cancer?
    23.5 degrees N
  38. what latitude degree is the tropic of capricorn?
    23.5 degrees S
  39. what latitude degree is the arctic circle?
    66.5 degrees N
  40. What latitude degree is the antarctic circle?
    66.5 degrees S
  41. what latitude degree is the north pole
    90 degrees N
  42. what latitude degree is the south pole?
    90 degrees S
  43. in what direction does earth revolve around the sun?
    counterclockwise
  44. what direction does earth rotate?
    west to east
  45. what is the angle of earths tilt?
    23.5 degrees
  46. Is the orbit that earth takes around the sun a perfect circle?
    no its elliptical
  47. what is Aphelion?
    when earth is furthest away from the sun
  48. what is perihelion?
    when earth is closest to the sun
  49. when is the aphelion?
    july 2,3,4
  50. when is the perihelion?
    january 2, 3, 4
  51. The higher the angle of insolation the...
    stronger the intensity
  52. what is the zenith?
    the highest angle of insolation 90 degrees
  53. will NY ever see the noon sun at 90 degrees ?why?
    no because we are not between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn
  54. lower latitudes (23.5 degrees N to 23.5 degrees S) will receive ________ angles of insolation and ______ hours of daylight than higher latitudes
    • higher
    • more

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