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Earth, Moon, Stars -(Easy)

Chapter 5 Vocabulary--Section 1

astronomystudy of moon, stars, & objects in space
rotationEarth spinning on axis
axisimaginary line passing through center of earth and poles
1 rotation =24 hours
1 revolution =approx. 365 days
Polarisaxis points at
North StarPolaris
orbitthe Earth's path around the Sun
revolutionEarth traveling around the Sun
latitudedistance from equator, North & South
solsticeSun is directly overhead at 23.5 deg at noon
equinoxEarth is not tilted toward or away from Sun
Vernal equinoxbeginning of spring
Autumnal equinoxbeginning of fall

Sixth grade Science teacher
Ross N. Robinson

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