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rotation
Movement of Earth around its axix.
equinox
The sun is directly overhead at the equator at this time.
latitude
A measure of distance from the equator, expressed in degrees north and south.
revolution
Movement of Earth around the sun.
orbit
The path of Earth as it revolves around the sun.
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars and other objects in space
Solstice
The sun is directly overhead at 23.5 degrees north or south at this time.
axis
Line passing through Earth's center and poles.
vernal equinox
Occurs in March and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
orbit
The path of Earth as it revolves around the sun.
Autumnal equinox
Occurs in September and marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
latitude
A measure of distance from the equator, expressed in degrees north and south.