The Sun 's Path Through The Sky Essay

1041 Words Nov 24th, 2014 5 Pages
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 of the east and sets to the south of the west. Right after the December solstice the sun starts to drift back into its yearly cycle (Changing Sun, Changing Climate?, 2014). The sun repeats this process every year and this is how we get the different seasons. Depending on what area of the earth you are on there will be different outcomes. Anywhere around the equator is hot all year around due to the fact that the sun is almost always right on…

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