LAB Ex5 - KarlaPeck Astronomy Laboratory Exercise 5 Earths...

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Karla Peck 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? They appear to move towards the west. 2. Approximately how long does it take for a given constellation to return to the meridian? 1 year and five days 3. How long does it take for Betelgeuse to return to alignment with the meridian? 1 year 4. On what date does the Sun align with Betelgeuse on the local meridian? June 21 2007 5. How long did it take for the Earth to complete its orbit and return to alignment with Betelgeuse? 1 year 6. What is the time that is displayed in the toolbar? 1156am 7. What is the difference between the initial time of 12:00:00 PM and the time now displaced in the toolbar? 23 hours 56mins 8. The Earth rotates in the same direction as its orbital motion, that is,
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