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Week 2: Motion of the night sky and sun

by: Mitchell Jones

Week 2: Motion of the night sky and sun AST 101 - M001

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These are the notes for week two lectures, Motion of the Night Sky and Motion of the Sun
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mitchell Jones on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AST 101 - M001 at Syracuse University taught by C. Armendariz-Picon in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 58 views. For similar materials see Our Corner of the Universe in Astronomy at Syracuse University.


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Date Created: 09/19/15
Motion of the Night Sky Latitude measured as NorthSouth lines go eastwest Distance from equator Determines climate Altitude angle between celestial pole and horizon of Polaris is equal to your latitude Longitude measured as Eastwest lines go Northsouth Distance from prime meridian Greenwich England Stars move counterclockwise around Polaris as seen from earth Stars rise in east and set in the west Circumpolar stars that are always Visible never rise or set Motion of the Sun The earth spins celestial sphere is imaginary it does not spin stars in fixed position and earth rotates underneath Earth spins counterclockwise Sun Is also represented by celestial sphere Rises in the east sets in the west as earth spins counterclockwise Noon sun is at highest position in the sky directly south As year progresses the sun travels counterclockwise along the celestial sphere Path the sun takes along the celestial sphere is known as the ecliptic Zodiacal constellations constellations ecliptic travels through Difference between the ecliptic and the celestial equator 235 degrees


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