Card Set Information
eclipses, hemisphere, equator
Which eclipse can you see prominences from the edges of the sun?
Solar or Lunar?
The _______ eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the Earth's shadows. It looks red or copper colored.
The imaginary line that circles Earth half way between North and South Pole is called _________.
What is caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis?
Seasons of the year
The United States is in the Southern Hemisphere - true or false?
False - US in Northern Hemisphere
When it's SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere it's _________ in the Southern Hemisphere.
It's _________ (summer/winter) when the Northern Hemisphere tilts TOWARDS the sun?
Who developed accurate ways to measure the Sun's position in the sky?
True or False
The calendar we use today is based on the calendar used by the Mayans.
A ________ is used to keep track of the time of the year.
What calendar is based on phases of the MOON?
How many days does it take the Earth to revolve around the sun?
365 1/4 days
LEAP YEAR is a year which an extra day is built into the calendar
True or False:
Sunlight strikes the EQUATOR almost straight on.
Where on Earth gets the LEAST amount of sun?
NORTH AND SOUTH POLES