The Sun's path above the major circles of latitude
The apparent movement of the Sun is caused by the Earth's rotation around its axis.
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Due to the Earth´s tilted axis, the angle of the Sun's rays at given latitudes continuously changes during the year.
The Earth is divided into geographical and climatic zones, which result in the zonation of vegetation.
In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.
The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.
The geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be exactly specified.
Human activity increases the greenhouse effect and leads to global warming.
The first calendars and time-measuring instruments were already used by ancient Eastern civilisations.
Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.
The inner planets of the Solar System are terrestrial planets while the outer planets are gas giants.
When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are arranged in a straight line, the Moon can partially or completely obscure the Sun.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
The diameter of the Sun is about 109 times that of the Earth. Most of its mass consists of hydrogen.
The Earth is divided into 24 time zones. Standard time is the time used within time zones.
Igloos were the typical dwellings built by Eskimos living in the Arctic zone.