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Unformatted text preview: SAMPLE HOMEWORK 1. Fill In the blanks (answers are in parentheses) Location of Sun Date Suns right ascension Suns declination Vernal Equinox (3/21) (0 hours) (0 degrees) (Summer Solstice) 6/21 (6 hours) (23 degrees north) (Autumnal Equinox) (9/21) 12 hours (0 degrees) (Winter Solstice) 12/21 (18 hours) (23 degrees south) 2. Due to the orbital motion of the Earth the Sun appears to move (eastward) (direction) along the (ecliptic) (path name) at the rate of (1) degrees per (day) . 3. The Earths rotational motion causes the Sun to appear to move (westward) (direction) along a (diurnal circle) (path name) at a rate of (15) degrees per (hour) . 4. Your are located in Gainesville, Florida (Lat. = 30 deg. N, Long. = 82 deg. W) a. On march 21 the Sun rises (due east) (direction), transits (30) degrees (south) (direction) of your zenith and sets (due west) (direction). b. An object having a declination 5 degrees north will rise (north of east) (direction), transit (25) degrees (south) (direction) of your zenith and will set (north of west)...
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