Asked in SeasonsPontiac Solstice
When is the solstice in the south?
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Asked in Latitude and Longitude
2 days of the year when the sun is directly over 23.5 south or 23.5 north latitude?
Asked in Astronomy, Latitude and Longitude
What latitude is the sun directly overhead at noon on the equinox and solstice?
Asked in Atmospheric Sciences, Tropic of Capricorn
When the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn what happens?
Asked in Earth Sciences, Northern Hemisphere
When does each solstice occur in the northern hemisphere?
A solstice occurs in a single moment for the entire globe; the hemispheres don't have separate solstices. The two solstices in the year are named differently depending on which hemisphere, northern or southern, you are in. They happen around December 21 (winter solstice in the north, summer solstice in the south) and around June 21 (summer solstice in the north, winter solstice in the south).
Asked in Equator
When is the sun's most direct rays reach farthest north or south?
Asked in Astronomy, Southern Hemisphere
In the Southern Hemisphere the summer solstice occurs when the sun is?
Asked in Astronomy
What is it when the sun is reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator?
Asked in Planetary Science
What type of day occurs when the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator?
Asked in Astronomy, Seasons
What is the Winter Solstice?
The winter solstice marks the begining of winter. It is the time in either hemisphere when the sun stops lowering (at the moment of transit, solar noon) and begins to rise. There are only two moments in the year called solstices, one in December and one in June. The December solstice is the winter solstice in the north and the summer solstice in the south. The names change for the June solstice.
Why does the winter solstice occur?
The winter solstice (and the summer solstice) ocur for a very interesting reason. The sun 'moves' around the earth in a path that is very tilted to the earth's equator. When the sun is farthest on this path north of the equator, it is the summer solstice. And when it's farthesr south of the equator, it's the winter solstice. From the northern hemisphere, that is.
Asked in Astronomy, Seasons, The Difference Between
What are the differences between a winter and summer solstice?
Asked in Astronomy
What occurs when the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator?
Solstice This is called the "solstice", and it happens on June 21 and December 21 (plus or minus one day, due to the cycle of leap years). When the Sun reaches its maximum distance north of the equator on June 21, we call it the summer solstice (and in the southern hemisphere the winter solstice). When the Sun reaches its maximum distance south, this is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere). Just think; in Australia, Christmas is a summer holiday!
Asked in Seasons
What is the difference between summer solstice and winter solstice?
IT's where the Earth is in preposition to the Sun. The summer means the days are GETTING SHORTER the winter means it is GETTING LONGER. Summer solstice 1. Sun shine vertically on the tropic of cancer. 2. South pole is inclined the north pole is away from it. 3. This position is on 21 June. Winter solstice 1. Sun shines vertically on the tropic of Capricorn. 2. North pole is inclined towards the sun and the south pole is away from it. 3. This position is on 22 December. _____________ Short Answer: In the northern hemisphere: The June solstice is the summer solstice and it is the beginning of summer. The December solstice is the winter solstice and it marks the beginning of winter. In the southern hemisphere: The June solstice is the winter solstice, and the December solstice is the summer solstice. In summer solstice the days are longer and the nights are smaller and In the winter solstice the rays of the sun is at the tropic of Capricorn in Antarctic zone and the nights are longer and the days are smaller.
Asked in Sunrise and Sunset Times
Why does the sun rise and set in the same place?
Asked in Astronomy
When sun reaches greatest distance north or south?