Flash Cards- Geo

Geography
Tropics
Low- altitude areas by the Equator that are generally warm.
Polar regions
Regions near the North and South Poles. These areas are generally cold.
Solstice
Time when the earths poles are pointed farthest near or away from the sun. Occur on on Dec. 21 and June 21.
Tropic of Capricorn
A parallel that is 23 and 1/2 degrees away from the equator.
Tropic of Cancer
A parallel north of the Equator that is 23 and 1/2 degrees from the equator.
Antarctic Circle
A parallel 66 and 1/2 degrees south of the Equator.
Arctic Circle
Located 66 and 1/2 degrees north of the equator.
Equinox
Happens 2 times a year, means poles are pointed towards or away from the sun. Happens on March 21, and September 22.
Spring and summer
Spring starts on March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer starts on June 21 in the Northern also.
Daytime
lasts longer during the Summer in hemispheres.
There are four seasons
Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring
Direct Rays
Solar rays that hit the Earth at a perfect angle
Northern Hemisphere
Receives more solar energy when the north pole points toward the sun.
Southern Hemisphere
when the South Pole points toward the sun the southern hemisphere gets more solar energy.
Winter and Fall
In the Northern hemisphere winter starts on december 21. In the Northern Hemisphere Fall starts on September 22

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