AST Lab exercise 5-Earth's Orbital Motion

AST Lab exercise 5-Earth's Orbital Motion - Astronomy...

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Astronomy Laboratory Exercise 5 Earth’s Orbital Motion I. Tasks A. Read and complete the exercise in Chapter 6 of the Lab Book. B. Answer the following questions and type your answers on this document. The question numbers correspond to the question numbers in the lab book. 1. Toward which direction do the constellations appear to move, night by night? Just like the Sun and the Moon, stars appear to move towards the west. The reason is that Earth rotates in the opposite direction - towards the east. Approximately how long does it take for a given constellation to return to the meridian? 2. How long does it take for Betelgeuse to return to alignment with the meridian? 3. On what date does the Sun align with Betelgeuse on the local meridian? 4. How long did it take for the Earth to complete its orbit and return to alignment with Betelgeuse? 5. What is the time that is displayed in the toolbar? 6.
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