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unit of time not based on a heavenly body

week

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amount of time the earth takes to spin 360* on its axis

sidereal day

2

amount of time between two upper transits of the sun

apparent solar day

3

amount of time the earth takes to orbit the sun once

solar year

4

general term for the most basic unit of time

day

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In the U.S., summer time is called

daylight-saving time

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Points on the sun's path midway between the two equinoxes are called

solstices

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Time is divided into years and months by

calendars

8

The path the sun follows in a year is the

ecliptic

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The calendar now used in most Western nations is the ____ calendar.

Gregorian

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