Unformatted text preview: T Shortest day of the year in S. hem. The earth sun system h Winter Solstice (~ Dec. 21) in N. hemisphere T Direct rays at 23.5o S (Tropic of Capricorn) T Southern hemisphere receives more energy T 24 hours of sunlight (Antarctic Circle to South Pole) T Shortest day of the year in N. hem. T Longest day of the year in S. hem. Earth’s Revolution Around the Sun Solstice Conditions • Circle of illumination grazes Arctic and Antarctic Circles • June Solstice: north pole has 24 hours of daylight; daylength increases from equator to north pole • December Solstice: south pole has 24 hours of daylight; daylength increases from equator to south pole...
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- Spring '10
- Geography, North Pole, South Pole, Equator, direct rays