Flashcards in The Calendar & Seasons Deck (7)
What are days based on?
Days are based on Earth's rotation
What are months based on?
Months are based on the Moon's revolution around
What are years based on?
Years are based on the Earth's revolution around the Sun
What are seasons caused by?
Season are caused by the Earth's tilt on its axis. As it revolves around the Sun, the tilt causes each hemisphere to receive more direct exposure at certain times in its orbit
Explain winter and summer
When the north is pointed away from the sun
When the north is pointed toward the sun
What are the winter and summer solstices?
Winter solstice -
When the north is pointed as far away north as possible
At the same time
Summer solstice -
When the south is pointed as far south as possible