Sunlight on the Winter Solstice
Looking at Latitudes

Journal Questions Handout

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Journal Questions
  • Where in the world do you think this picture was taken? Explain your thinking.

  • Why do you think the sun would appear this way on December 21 (the winter solstice) at noon?

  • How do you predict the sun will look at noon on the winter solstice in your hometown? On a piece of paper, draw a line to show the horizon: Where the Earth appears to meet the sky. Then add in the sun.

  • Click "next" to discover more about this picture!