The Importance Of The Sun

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The most important thing on our planet to keep all things running is the sun. It gives off rays that help the plants and trees grow which give us oxygen. Within the twenty-four hour rang we have in a day the sun splits it into two halves; Night and day. However the path of they sun is always changing and is never the same. Just like any other star it rises in the east and sets in the west. As time goes by you begin noticing the sun changes its exact paths. The sun’s path through the sky is farther north in June and farther south in December (the sun and the seasons, 2010). Around the end of March and September the sun’s path goes along the celestial equator. Then it rises east and sets in the west. After that the sun’s path constantly shifts to the north. At the time of the June solstice the sun rises to the north of the east and sets to the north of the west. After this the sun continues to shift back to the September/ March equinox. It then moves along to the December solstice. During the December solstice the sun rises to the south …show more content…
The rays from the sun have a very much greater effect on the overhead position toward the earth. If the sun is at a thirty-degree angle of the earth and lets say the ray from the sun is only five miles long. At an angle like such they ray would be spread over maybe a ten-mile stretch providing the energy only meant for a certain spot the energy for twice as much (the sun and the seasons, 2010). When sun beams travel to earth, some must travel further than others. The beams traveling at an angle to the earth are the ones that reflect back into space. Not only having to cover a bigger amount of space it also doesn’t fully get the strength to completely reach the earth. This is when the sun is setting and the sun’s rays don’t touch the earth

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