Exercise 2 -- Answers

Exercise 2 -- Answers - Exercise #2 1. Provide a location...

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Exercise #2 1. Provide a location for the following and define its primary importance or significance: Location Importance or Significance North Pole Arctic Circle Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn Antarctic Circle South Pole Prime Meridian Int’l Date Line †Can be used for either one…other definitions also are acceptable. 2. Why are Northern Hemisphere air temperatures cold on January 4th if the earth is closest to the sun? 3. Define the following: Solstice Equinox Eclipse 4. A solar eclipse has just occurred. This necessarily means that: a) we are at Syzygy or at Quadrature? SYZYGY b) we are at Conjunction or at Opposition? CONJUNCTION c) we are at a Node? (Yes or No) YES d) we have a Spring or a Neap Tide? SPRING TIDE e) the light from the Moon or the Sun is obscured? LIGHT FROM SUN 90°N Intersection of Earth’s axis with Earth’s surface 66.5°N Sun’s rays on horizon at midnight on summer solstice† 23.5°N Farthest north of direct rays of the Sun 0° (lat.) Line equidistant from N & S Poles; Always 12-hour day
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