Observing the Sun

Observing the Sun - Observing the Sun The Sun Moves...

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Observing the Sun The Sun Moves Eastward through the zodiac 1° daily As the earth revolves around the sun, the sun appears to move through the zodiac. In 365 days, the sun moves through 360°, averaging about 1° per day. The sun's motion means the stars rise 4 minutes earlier each night, or 2 hours earlier per month. The sun spends about one month in each sign of the zodiac. The Seasonal Path of the Sun. Seasons are caused because the earth's rotation axis is tilted 23 1/2° to the ecliptic. For most latitudes, the sun rises due east in March, in the north-east in June, then back in the east in September, and finally in the south east in December. o Ancient people built monuments and markers to indicate these directions to track seasons. o Egyptians built temples with openings where the sun would illuminate a target once a year. o The ancient Britons built Stonehenge in England with huge stones as markers. o
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