# The daily and annual rhythms of the sky and earth

• Test Prep
• 76
• 92% (13) 12 out of 13 people found this document helpful

This preview shows page 38 - 40 out of 76 pages.

##### We have textbook solutions for you!
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Chapter 1 / Exercise 162
Intermediate Algebra
Mckeague
Expert Verified
214.The daily and annual rhythms of the sky and Earth arise from three celestial motions. Which of the following is notone of these?A)Earth's spin around its axisB)Earth's orbit around the SunC)Moon's spin around its axisD)Moon's orbit around Earth
215.The difference in longitude between Boston and San Francisco is approximately 52. They are three time zones apart, so standard clocks differ by three hours. Without the time zones, what would be the difference between traditional (or astronomical) noon (when the Sun is highest in the sky) at these two places?
216.If observed carefully night by night, a particular star will be seen to rise
217.Any star (except the Sun), when viewed from low latitudes and mid-latitudes, will rise in the east about
218.A particular star is seen to cross the horizon at 10:00 P.M. (22:00 hours) on a particular night. When would this star cross the horizon on the next night, from the same location?A)This star will not rise the next night and will be seen again only after one year.B)10:04 P.M.
Page 38
##### We have textbook solutions for you!
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Chapter 1 / Exercise 162
Intermediate Algebra
Mckeague
Expert Verified
C)10:00 P.M.D)9:56 P.M.
219.On December 1 at 10:00 P.M., the bright star Procyon will just be rising on the eastern horizon. When would this star rise on Christmas Day (24 days later)?
220.The bright star Procyon is seen to rise on the eastern horizon at 10:00 P.M. on December 1. At approximately what time will this star rise one week later, on December 8?
221.A time zone on Earth, defined for convenience as the region over which civil time is the same at all locations, extends over what range of longitude, on average?
222.In general, a sundial is nota good timekeeper because theA)Earth's orbital speed around the ecliptic is variable.B)Earth's rotation rate changes throughout the year.C)Sun's large angular diameter produces a fuzzy shadow.D)sky is often cloudy.
223.In winter, clocks in New York (maintaining civil time, or mean solar time) compared to those in California will be