Spring2002 - 1 The imaginary circle midway between the...

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1 The imaginary circle midway between the celestial poles on the celestial sphere is the (1) celestial equator 2 At the Earth's North Pole, the north celestial pole is (1) at the zenith 3 The Sun passes through the summer solstice on approximately (1) June 22 4 The Sun rises farthest to the south of east on the day of the (1) winter solstice 5 The equatorial coordinate that is measured eastwards along the celestial equator is (1) right ascension 6 The time interval during which the Sun goes from the vernal equinox all the way around the ecliptic and back to the vernal equinox is termed the (1) tropical year 7 The term heliacal rising refers to (1) a star or planet's first appearance in the dawn sky after having been hidden by the Sun's glare 8 The Moon's phase between first quarter and full is (1) waxing gibbous 9 Because of the directions of motion of the Moon and its nodes relative to the stars the nodical month is (1) shorter than the sidereal month 10 The Moon's major standstills occur in the month when the ascending node is (1) at the vernal equinox
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course AFA 2000 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Alaska Pacific University.

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