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The Sun is never ON the equator, it is above the equator twice a year - the spring equinox and the fall equinox.

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Q: What happens when the Sun is directly on the Earth's equator?
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Where does the sun most directly overhead?

At the equator at noon on the equinoxes.


How often does the sun shine directly over head at the equator?

Equinox


Where is the greater amount of the sun's thermal energy concentrated on earth?

The equator. On average, it is angled i such a way that the sun's rays hit it most directly


What two days of the year do the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere have equal hours of daylight and darkness?

march 21 and 20th the sun is directly overhead the equator


Why are places along the equator warmer than places not near the equator?

The places closer to the equator are warmer because the sun rays are mainly shined in that area. Not because the sun is closer to this area, which is wrong the sun isn't closer to the equator. The reason that the equator is warmer is that it receiver the highest intensity of sunlight. The earth is tilted in its orbit by about 23 1/2 degrees. This causes the sun's rays to reach the earth's surface at an angle in some locations. As the earth moves around the sun, the tilt causes seasons. The northern hemisphere receives more direct radiation from the sun during its summer months June 21 - September 22, while this time of year is winter in the southern hemisphere which is tilted away from the sun. The seasons are reversed from December 21 - March 20 which is winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the southern hemisphere. The part of the earth experiencing winter is receiving the sun's rays at an angle slanted away from the sun which weakens its intensity. At the equator, the sun is directly overhead at noon on both the spring equinox and the fall equinox (March 20 and September 22) while on June 21 it is 23 1/2 degrees to the north and on December 21 it is 23 1/2 degrees to the south. On all days, though, the sun's rays at the equator are striking the side of the earth directly and not at a slanted angle like the northern and southern hemispheres that slant towards and away, alternating. It is the intensity of the direct sun that warms the equator more than higher and lower latitudes that receive sunlight at a slanted angle. The ocean currents and circulation of air by winds distribute the warmth of the equator towards the colder poles.

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What is the eqiunox?

Occurs when the sun is directly above Earths equator


What happens when the sun is directly over the equator?

equinox


What is it called the sun is directly above the earths equator?

The Spring Equinox or the Fall Equinox.


What happens when the sun is directly above the equator?

torrid zone is heated


What occurs on the autumnal and vernal equinoxes?

On the vernal equinox the sun is directly over the equator which happens on or about March 21On the autumnal equinox the sun is directly over the equator which happens on or about September 22


What is it called when the sun is directly over the equator?

equinox Its called the spring and fall (Autumnal) equinox. It happens twice a year. Usually march 20-21 and September 21-23. The equinox is where the sun is located directly above the equator. When the earths axis is tilted as far away or as close to the sun as possible, this is called the solstice. This also happens twice a year.


How is temperature affected by latitude?

areas near the equator are warmer than areas far from the equator, sun rays hit the earths surface almost directly at the equator :)


When is the noon sun directly overhead at the equator?

This happens at the spring equinox and at the autumnal equinox.


WHen is sun directly overhead equator at noon?

This happens at the spring equinox and at the autumnal equinox.


Is the sun directly overhead in the equator?

Not always. The sun is directly overhead at the equator at the spring and fall equinoxes.


What is it called when the sun is directly above the equator?

This happens twice a year at on of the "equinox" (the spring equinox or the fall equinox) At noon if you are on the equator at thet oment the Sun is at the "Zenith".


Why are climates located farther from the equator cooler than those to the equator?

Its is cooler because of earths tilt the sun's ultraviolet rays hit most directly on the equator so it is hotter by the equator so the farther from the equator the cooler.

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