EARTH , SUN, and Moon Interactions. Understanding Climate and Weather What? Why and How?. Guide Questions . Why do we have night and day? What is a day/year? How does sunlight hit the Earth’s surface? (equator, poles) Why is it warmer at the equator and colder at the poles?
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What?Why and How?
Rotation earth’s spinning on its axis
1,600 km/hr (rate of spin at any point along the equator)
Revolution movement of earth
around the sun
When sunlight shines from overhead (on left), one square foot of sunlight falls on one square foot of ground. When it shines at a shallow angle (on right), each square foot of sunlight spreads out over many feet of ground.
Longitude lines run north-south and meet at the North and South Poles; also called meridians.
Latitude lines run east-west and don\'t meet; also called parallels.
The longitude of a country is how far around the earth it lies from London.
Manila - 120° East
New York - 74° West
The time zones follow lines of longitude that are every 15° away from London
Time zones: Every 15˚, changes by 1 hour