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Axis

An imaginary line that passes through a planet’s center and its north and south poles, about which the planet rotates.

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Rotation

The spinning motion of a planet on its axis.

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Revolution

The movement of an object around another object.

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Orbit

The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space.

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Soltice

Either of the two days of the year on which the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator.

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Equinox

Either of the two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun.