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During which northern hemisphere season is Earth closest to the sun?
a) summer b) winter c) spring d) autumn
During which month does the sun appear to rise farthest north of due east for an observer in NYS?
a) June b) December c) July d) January
On which day of the year does the sun reach the greatest altitude at solar noon in New York City?
a) august 21 b) october 21 c) july 21 d) june 21
At which latitude is the sun directly overhead on certain days of the year?
a) 66.5N b) 33.5S c) 23.5N d) 42N
Which statement best describes the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset as seen by an observer in NYS on June 21?
a) the sun rises south of due east and sets south of due west b) the sun rises north of due east and sets south of due west c) the sun rises north of due east and sets north of due west d) the sun rises south of due east and sets north of due west
A person is facing their shadow at noon. What direction are they facing?
a) East b) North c) South d) West
Seasonal changes on Earth are primarily caused by the
a) elliptical shape of Earth\'s orbit around the sun b) parallelism of the sun\'s axis as the sun revolves around Earth c) changes in distance between Earth and the sun d) tilt of Earth\'s axis as Earth revolves around the the sun
Which motion is responsible for the regular seasonal changes of the constellations visible in the night sky?
a) The Moon orbits Earth b) The Earth orbits the Moon c) The stars orbit Earth d) Earth orbits the Sun
Which statement best compares the intensity and angle of insolation at noon on March 21 and June 21?
a) the intensity of insolation is greatest on march 21 and the angle of insolation is greatest June 21 b) the intensity and angle of insolation are greatest June 21 c) the intensity and angle of insolation are equal both days d) the intensity and angle of insolation are greatest march 21
In NYS, how do the points of sunrise and sunset change during the course of 1 year?
a) they move south in the spring months b) they vary with each season in a cyclic manner c) they move north in the autumn months d) they remain the same year round
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