# Lesson 4.3 - Sunrise and Sunset Data for Different Latitudes

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Lesson 4.3 - Sunrise and Sunset Data for Different Latitudes

Directions: Record your group’s assigned location and its latitude and longitude. Record the seasonal sunrise and sunset times for that location in Table 1. Record the compass direction (NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW, N) from which the Sun rises and sets. Record the time of day at which solar noon occurs and record the Sun’s angle of separation at solar noon.

Location: Anchorage, AK

Latitude: ______Longitude: ______

Table 1. Sunrise and Sunset Data

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Latitude: ______Longitude: ______

Table 2. Sunrise and Sunset Data

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Latitude: ______Longitude: ______

Table 3. Sunrise and Sunset Data

Location: Antarctica

Latitude: __80o South______Longitude: ______

Table 4. Sunrise and Sunset Data

Student Sheet 4.3b Seasonal Variations at Different Latitudes – Graphing

Location: ______

Analysis: For this location, compare the angle of separation (is the sun low or high in the sky), the ecliptic (path of the Sun) and the length of day for winter and summer. Write at least a paragraph in the space provided below.

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Location: ______

Analysis: For this location, compare the angle of separation (is the sun low or high in the sky), the ecliptic (path of the Sun) and the length of day for winter and summer. Write at least a paragraph in the space provided below.

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Location: ______

Analysis: For this location, compare the angle of separation (is the sun low or high in the sky), the ecliptic (path of the Sun) and the length of day for winter and summer. Write at least a paragraph in the space provided below.

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Location: ______

Analysis: For this location, compare the angle of separation (is the sun low or high in the sky), the ecliptic (path of the Sun) and the length of day for winter and summer. Write at least a paragraph in the space provided below.

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Analysis:

1. Describe the pattern of sunrise and sunset times for the equator (Kampala, Uganda). Why do you think this is so?

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1. How does the apparent path of the Sun across the sky (ecliptic) during summer change as you move closer to the South Pole (Kampala  Dunedin  Antarctica)?

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1. How does the length of day during summer change as you move closer to the South Pole (Kampala  Dunedin  Antarctica)?

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1. How might the apparent height of the Sun in the sky (angle of separation) and the total hours of daylight affect the temperature for a particular latitude?

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Conclusion: Write a CER Statement for the question, “how does latitude affect seasons on Earth?”