In this video we’ll travel to the equator and see how the sun’s path differs when viewed from here compared to the path it takes when viewed from the northern hemisphere. We’ll see how the sunrise and sunset locations are the same regardless of location, while the path the sun takes is different. Illustrations show how the length of a day on the equator remain fairly similar while the days at locations nearer the poles, vary with the seasons. This video builds upon the previous video, “How the Sun Moves Across our Sky, Northern Hemisphere Vantage Point.”
Additional videos and written materials on this topic are available, however these are optional; this video stands alone. Engaging Science Labs produces materials that are useful for classroom or homeschool environments.
• The Sun’s location of sunrise and sunset changes each day and progresses in a recurring pattern.
• The Sun only rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west on the equinoxes.
• The Sun’s path (ecliptic) changes depending on viewing location
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