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Orbit
Earths path as it revolves around the sun.
Latitude
A measurement of distant from the equator, expressed in degrees nourth or south.
Solstice
When the noon sun is overhead at either 23.5 north or south.
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars and other space objects.
Axis
The imaginary line that passes through the Earth's center and the poles.
Revolution
The movement of one object around another.
Rotation
The spinning of Earth on its axis.
Eqinox
A time when the length of nighttime is the same amount of time as daytime.

means "equalnight"
Vernal Equinox
Known as spring equinox, occurs around march 21, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Autumnal Equinox
Occers about september 23, marking the start of fall in the Norhtern Hemisphere.