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1

In what direction does the earth rotate? Where to where?

West to East


‘W’est is the ‘W’inner, so it comes first.

2

Why does the sun appear to rise in the east?

It is the point on earth that turns to the sunlight

3

How many degrees does the earth rotate in 1 hour?

15 degrees

4

What is time related to?

Lines of longitude

5

Places in the east experience a ______ time because the sun rises in the _____.

Later
East

6

What is a standard time?

When a country covers more than 15 degrees it will have more than one time, so the country will take their time from one meridian that runs through the country and will use it for the whole country. E.g, Sa’s standard time is from Johannesburg

7

Where are all times zones from?

GMT ( Greenwich Meridian / Prime Meridian)

8

What does IDL stand 4?

International Dateline

9

What does the International Dateline follow?

The 180 degree meridian

10

When you travel west to east you GAIN / LOOSE a day

When you travel from west to east you GAIN a day

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When you travel from east to west you GAIN / LOOSE a day

When you travel from east to west you LOOSE a day