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The Sun's Path Through the Local Sky

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The day of the year where the days are longest (the most hours of sunlight) is called what?

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1. The day of the year where the days are shortest (the least hours of sunlight) is called what?

2. Fill in the blanks: The path of the Sun is the sky always goes from ________to _______ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The sun always moves in the same direction, however it may appear to move directly overhead or arc across the southern sky. Test your understanding of the sun's path with this quiz/worksheet combo. The questions will quiz you on the direction of the sun's path and how it appears differently at certain locations on Earth and during equinoxes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The day of the year when the days are longest
  • The day of the year when the days are shortest
  • The path of the sun during the spring and autumn equinoxes

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the path of the sun during the spring equinox
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the longest and shortest days of the year
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the path of the sun during the spring equinox

Additional Learning

Learn more about the path of the sun by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Sun's Path Through the Local Sky. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define latitude
  • Identify how latitude plays a role in how we view the sun's path
  • Learn about the equinoxes and their role in the path of the sun
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