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location
relative and absolute
relative
in relation to some place else
absolute
exact spot on the earth and uses grid system
latitude
{EQUATOR} lines, degrees, and parallels- 90 degrees either ways (tropic of cancer and capricorn)
longitude
prime meridian & international date line
tropic of cancer
23.5 degrees north
tropic of capricorn
23.5 degrees south
internation date line
where a new day begins at 180 degrees either way on the hemisphere line- Greenwich England (Greenwich Mean Time)
Greenwich Mean Time
standard for telling time
time zones
in north and south poles- CDI (central) PDT (pacific) MDT (mountain) EDT (eastern)
how many degrees are in each line?
15
in what galaxy is our solar system?
milkyway
how far does light travel in 10 seconds?
1,860,000
how many miles are in a kilometer?
.621
how many kilometers are in a mile?
1.609
name the planets
mercury, venus, neptune, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, earth, and pluto??
light year
how far light travels in a year
how is a year determined?
by how long it takes a planet to rotate around the sun on his axis
what percent of the earth's water is freshwater
3%
what are the four seasons and when does each begin?
autumn (21st september) spring (21st of march) winter (21st of Dec.) Summer (21st of june)
what is the name of the beginning of fall?
Autumn Equinox