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yes it does!!! Actually the rotational axis of the earth is inclined 23.15' from the vertical to the ecliptic. It is this inclination that produces the seasons on earth so the deviation is not trivial.

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In what direction does the earths axis point?

The earths axis points up and down or north and south.The north pole points almost directly toward the North Star, Polaris, the last star on the handle of the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor).


What would if earths axis was not tilted but up and down?

nothing would change


How tilted is the axis of the earths rotation as compared to the plane of the earths orbit?

The Earth's rotational axis makes an angle of about 66.5 degrees with the plane of Earth's orbit. That is, it's not "straight up and down".


Does the earths axis point up and down?

Relative to our frame of reference it is. But relative to the sun and our orbital plane, our axis is inclined about 23.5 degrees. And relative to the rest of the galaxy, our solar system is inclined over 30 degrees, making our axis almost at a right angle to the rest of the galaxy.


What is the y coordinate of a point on the x axis?

The y-coordinate would be zero. The y-coord. measures far up or down the point is vertically, so if the point is on the x-axis it has to be zero.


What is the degree of the earths axis?

The Earth's axis makes an angle of roughly 66.5 degrees with the plane of its orbit around the sun. It misses being "straight up and down" by about 23.5 degrees.


What is the point of which a parabola intersects the axis of symmetry called?

if it opens up then the point is called the minimum if it opens down its called the maximum


How do you find the data point for an ordered pair?

Finding the data point for an ordered pair is easy to do. The first coordinate marks a place along the X axis, while the second marks a place along the Y axis. Find the first point on the horizontal axis, then move up or down along the vertical axis to reach the exact data point.


How to read a graph?

A graph has two axes, the one running top to bottom (vertical or y axis) and one running right to left (horizontal or x axis). You can run your finger up the y axis to the point where it is at the same height as the point on the line you are interested in, and note the number on the y axis, then run your finger across to the point on the line you are interested in, then take your finger down to the x axis and note the number of that axis, then combine the two. For example, if the graph shows height on the y axis and time on the x axis, you go up the y axis to say, 23 cm, then across to the point on the line, then down to the x axis which is say, 12 hours, then you know that by 12 hours the plant (for example) had grown 23 cm.


What does a y- xais mean?

A graph has two axes - the x-axis and the y-axis. The x-axis measures how many units a point is to the left or right of the origin (0,0). The y-axis measures the number of units up or down.


Is a vertical line up or down?

up and down it is the y axis on a graph


What side does the sun come up east or west?

Because of the earths tilt! on the axis!


Which is X axis an which is Y axis?

the x-axis is the horizontal line. The y-axis is the one going up and down.


Where does the x axis go?

the x axis goes sideways not up/down


When graphing on the coordinate plane the vertical axis is called?

Up and down axis


What is the graph line that runs up and down?

the answer s the slope how can it be slope it if it goes up and down slope is the measuer of x axis and y axis


What is the defshion of y-axis?

ona coordinate grid the y-axis is the line going up & down


Where can you found the Y axis in a graph?

the y axis or the one that runs up and down


What is a line which goes up and down on a graph?

it is the y axis or part of the y axis


What is an y axis?

The Y axis on graph is the line that goes UP and Down vertially


What is an angle made with the x axis?

up and down..


What direction is the y axis pointing?

up/down


Does x access go up and down or left and right?

the x-axis is horizontal (left to right/ sideways) and the y-axis is vertical (straight up and down)


How do you decide which axis the number is in?

If it is a piont like (2,3) then the first one is on the x axis which if the horizontal line which is left to right. the second number goes on the y axis which is the one that goes up and down. just remember in a point, x is always firts and the letter y is longer than x so y is up and down. hope this helps <3


What is the x coordinate of the point given below?

I cannot see the graph. I'm assuming the point is on a coordinate graph. Without seeing the graph, the x coordinate cannot be found but I can give a little advice. When reading coordinates, the x coordinate (or x-ordinate to be exact) is the first number in the ordered pair (x,y). To remember this, think alphabetically, x comes before y. On a coordinate plane, to find the x-ordinate you need to count how far left/right the point is from y axis (up /down axis). Given graph paper makes this easier. If you do not have graph paper, draw a line straight up and down from the point until your line reaches the x axis (left/right axis) and then read the number where your line intersects the x-axis, this is your x ordinate. If your point is to the right of the y-axis, the x ordinate would be positive; if to the left of the y-axis, your x-ordinate would be negative; if your point is on the y axis; your x-ordinate is 0.