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Which of the following reporesents the sun's path at this location on December 21st?
a) A - A'
b) B - B'
c) C - C'
Where was the observer if C - C' represents the sun's path on June 21st?
a) 90° N
b) 23.5° N
d) 23.5° S
On which of the following dates could path B - B' have been drawn?
a) January 5th and November 8th
b) June 23rd and December 19th
c) March 21st and September 22nd
d) May 18th and August 5th
What was the noon altitude of the sun on the day path B - B' was drawn?
If this diagram represents a location in New York State, on which of the following dates might this solar path have been recorded?
a) March 21st and September 22nd
b) June 21st and September 22nd
c) June 21st and December 21st
d) March 21st and December 21st
At which of the following locations was this celestial sphere recorded?
a) Binghamton, NY
b) Toronto, Canada
c) Lisbon, Portugal
d) Sydney, Australia
On which date was the sun's path shown in the diagram probably recorded?
a) June 21st
b) September 23rd
c) December 21st
d) March 21st
At which location and date was this celestial sphere diagram recorded?
a) March 21st, 23.5° N lat.
b) June 21st, 23.5° S lat.
c) September 23rd, 0° lat.
d) December 21st, 23.5° N lat.
Based on this celestial sphere diagram, what is the location of the observer?
a) 90° N latitude
b) 23° N latitude
c) 0° latitude
d) 90° S latitude
What date is represented by the diagram?
a) March 21st
b) June 21st
c) September 22nd
d) December 21st
What is the season in the northern hemisphere when the Earth is at position B?
Which graph represents the angle of the sun on September 23rd from 6AM to 6PM as viewed from a location in New York State?
The diagram shows the moon's orbital path around the earth. Approximately how long does it take the moon to move from position 1 to position 5 ?
a) 12 hours
b) 2 weeks
c) 6 months
d) 1 year
Which diagram correctly shows the position of Polaris as seen by an observer in New York State?
The diagram shows the moon in it's orbit around the Earth. In which position would an observer on Earth see a full moon?
The shaded area represents night while the unshaed portion of the map is in daylight. Which day of the year does this map represent?
a) March 21st
b) June 21st
c) September 21st
d) December 21st
Besides the Earth, which two planets are depicted in the diagram?
a) Venus and Mars
b) Mars and Jupiter
c) Neptune and Pluto
d) Mercury and Venus
As the planet makes one complete orbit around the star starting at the position shown, the gravitational attraction between the planet and the star will
a) Increase, then decrease
b) Decrease, then increase
c) Remain the same
d) Decrease, then increase, then decrease again
As the Earth gets closer to the sun in its orbit, its orbital speed will increase because
a) Potential energy increases.
b) Potential energy is changed to kinetic energy.
c) Kinetic energy is changed to potential energy.
d) Kinetic energy decreases.
In New York State, to see the Sun at noon, one would look towards the
When the orbital velocity of the Earth is greatest, what is the season of the year in the Northern Hemisphere?
In the Earth's orbit of the Sun, as the Earth comes closer to the Sun, the rate of the Earth's rotation
c) Remains the same
Which planetary model allows scientists to predict the exact positions of the planets in the night sky over many years
a) The orbits of the planets are circles in a geocentric model.
b) The orbits of the planets are ellipses in a geocentric model.
c) The orbits of the planets are circles in a heliocentric model.
d) The orbits of the planets are ellipses in a heliocentric model.
In the geocentric model (the Earth at the center of the universe), which motion would occur?
a) The Earth would revolve around the Sun.
b) The Earth would rotate on it's axis.
c) The Moon would revolve around the Sun.
d) The Sun would revolve around the Earth.
As viewed by an observer in New York State from sunrise to sunset, the length of a shadow cast by a vertical pole would
a) Increase only
b) Decrease only
c) Increase then decrease
d) Decrease then increase
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