Apparent Motion of The Sky
south horizon LOOKING SOUTH:
Here’s the sky. Predict how sky looks a few minutes later:
Would the stars move, if so, which direction?
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west horizon LOOKING WEST:
Here’s the sky. Predict how sky looks a few minutes later:
Would the stars move, if so, which direction?
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north horizon LOOKING NORTH:
Here’s the sky. Predict how sky looks a few minutes later:
Would the stars move, if so, which direction?
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east horizon LOOKING EAST:
Here’s the sky. Predict how sky looks a few minutes later:
Would the stars move, if so, which direction?
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Predict what would happen if you left our camera open
for 10 minutes, pointed at Polaris. Sketch your prediction.
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Analyze Data with this worksheet.
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