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Videos from Class

Liked it so much you want to see it again? Didn’t get to see the whole video? Here you go.

This video wasn’t shown in class but may blow your mind and really explains why we can see different constellations throughout the year

http://www.djsadhu.com/the-helical-model-vortex-solar-system-animation/

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Fun simulators for Chapter 4

Below are the links to some fun simulators relating to chapter 4 material.

Change the observers perspective by changing latitude and observe how it changes the sun’s rays throughout the year.

http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/coordsmotion/eclipticsimulator.html

This one displays the sun’s rays at each position throughout the planet’s revolution around the sun.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/earth-history-topic/earth-title-topic/p/season-simulator

How does the angle of our axis effect our seasons? Find out here:

http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/007299181x/student_view0/chapter2/seasons_interactive.html

See how the path the sun takes accross the sky changes throughout the seasons:

http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/animations/sunmotions.html