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Planet Earth

Teacher: Diane Page
Across
The Earth spins on this imaginary line
The Earth's slant
(two words) Longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere
Both hemispheres receive equal amounts of daylight (12 hours daylight and 12 hours nighttime)
An object that orbits another
Down
The path one object in space takes around another object
The path Earth takes around the Sun
Occurs every four years--Makes up for the extra 0.25 day there is every year.
(two words) one full rotation of Earth on its axis
Study of the universe
(two words) There are 24 of these; one for every hour of the day
Time zones follow these north-south lines