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Name: Group 2 Lab 4: Motions of the Sun – Worksheet Enter your answers to each question in the data tables and yellow highlighted areas below. When completed, please save and upload this file to the assignment submission link in Canvas. Seasonal Motion Work through the explanatory material on Sidereal vs. Synodic and Seasons and the Zodiac . All of the concepts that are covered in these pages are used in the Paths of the Sun Simulator. Question 1: For each of the following statements respond shorter, the same, or longer.(A) If the Earth revolved more rapidly, its sidereal day would besame.(B) If the Earth revolved more rapidly, it solar day would belonger.(C) If the Earth rotated more rapidly, its sidereal day would beshorter.(D) If the Earth rotated more rapidly, it solar day would beshorter.Question 2:Use the Zodiac Explorer to answer the following questions.(A)On May 25th, the sun is in the constellation oftaurus.(B)What would be a good time of year to observer the constellation Aries?Fall and winter(C)On July 4that midnight, the constellationSagittariusis on theobserver’s meridian.(D)At sunrise on Christmas Day, the constellation on the observer’s meridian isVirgo. NAAP – Motions of the Sun 1/7
Paths of the Sun Simulator This simulator allows you to simulate the path of the sun for any date during the year for any latitude on the Earth. Spend some time familiarizing yourself with the simulator – most of the controls are fairly intuitive and similar to those in the preceding modules.