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FACTS OF EARTH MOVEMENT

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EARTH MOVEMENT

EARTH MOVEMENT

  • The Earth’s rotation on its axis causes day and night. EARTH MOVEMENT
  • The Earth’s revolution (in its orbit around the Sun) causes a change in seasons.
  • When nights and days are equal is known as ‘Equinoxes.’ During the equinox’s time, the Sun shines exactly over the equator.
  • March 21 (of every year) is known as the vernal (spring) equinox and September 23 (of every year) is known as the autumnal equinox. EARTH MOVEMENT

Facts About the Earth

EARTH MOVEMENT

  • When the difference between the length of day and night is maximum is known as ‘Solstice.’
  • During the solstice time, the Sun shines over the tropics (either on Tropic of Cancer or Tropic Capricorn).
  • 23.50 North represents ‘Tropic of Cancer.’ On June 21, the Sun shines over the Tropic of Cancer and it is known as the longest day of the year.
  • June 21 is known as the Summer Solstice.

summer solstice June 21

  • 23.50 South represents ‘Tropic of Capricorn.’ On December 21, the Sun shines over the Tropic of Capricorn and it is known as the longest night of the year.
  • December 21 is known as Winter Solstice.

winter solstice december 21

  • When the light of a celestial body is obscured by another celestial body, the situation is known as ‘Eclipse.’
  • When the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, it is known as “Lunar Eclipse.”

Lunar Eclipse

  • When the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, it is known as “Solar Eclipse.”

Solar Eclipse

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