Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab Feature Summary

Type:
Physics at Home
Title:
Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab
Description:
Winter's frozen onslaught upon the northern hemisphere comes to an end when we receive more direct light from the sun. The days begin lengthening during the winter solstice, and on the spring equinox (the first day of spring) the length of the day and night will be equivalent. Read more about what causes the seasons here.

See for yourself how the angle of sunlight changes during the year due to the tilt of the Earth with the Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Try entering your latitude and comparing it to your experience.
Featured:
March 16, 2010 - April 1, 2010