Solstices & Equinoxes

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Solstices & Equinoxes

  1. 1. EARTH’S MOVEMENT Solstices & Equinoxes
  2. 2. Solstices & Equinoxes <ul><li>NORTHERN HEMISPHERE </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Solstice – Dec 21/22 - Shortest day of the year (axis points away from Sun). 1 st day of winter </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Solstice – June 21/22 - Longest day of the year (axis points toward the Sun). 1 st day of summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Equinox – Equal day (12 hrs) and equal night (12 hrs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vernal (Spring) Equinox – Mar 21/22 – 1 st day of Spring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autumnal (Fall) Equinox – Sept 22/23 – 1 st day of Fall </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Solstices & Equinoxes
  4. 4. Solstices & Equinoxes <ul><li>Winter Solstice </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Solstice </li></ul><ul><li>Vernal/Autumnal Equinox </li></ul>

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