Movement of the Stars, Tutorials and Quizzes

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Movement of the Stars and Our Sun The Earth’s Coordinate system of latitude and longitude allows for any object on Earth to have a known position. The coordinate system used for the sky is based on the Celestrial Sphere model. The Celestrial Sphere has an equator and poles that are extensions of the Earth’s Equator and poles. The coordinate that tells you how far east or west an object sits from the zero coordinate is called Right Ascension (RA). RA is in terms of hours minutes, and seconds. How many hours, minutes, and seconds make up 360 degrees on the Celestrial Sphere? - 24 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds Declination is the Coordinate that tells you how far north or south an object is of the Celestrial equator. The Celestial North Pole is exactly +90 degrees north. Let’s say that you are located at Baton Rouge, LA that has a coordinates of 90 degrees west and +30 degrees north. What is the declination angle of your zenith, the position directly over your head? -
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