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Unformatted text preview: 23.5 o N (Tropic of Cancer). At this time, the North Pole is facing the sun and receives 24 hours of daylight. On the autumnal equinox, which occurs around September 21/22 , all locations on Earth experience a 12-hour day. On this day (autumnal equinox), the subsolar point is at the Equator . On the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice, the South Pole is facing the sun and receives 24 hours of daylight. In Louisville, the shortest day of the year is December 21/22 ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course GEOS 200 taught by Professor Hanchette during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.
- Spring '08