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Day and night are caused by the Earth spinning on its axis.
The rising and setting of the Sun occur exactly in the east and west only during equinoxes.
The highest point of the Sun above the horizon occurs around 21 June in the northern hemisphere.
The Earth\’s axial tilt of 27° is responsible for the changing seasons.
In the northern hemisphere, spring and summer occur when the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun.
The northern hemisphere has its longest day around 1st June.
The southern hemisphere has shorter days than nights during spring and summer.
At the equinoxes, night and day are equal in both hemispheres.
The Moon orbits the Earth once a month.
The Moon always has the same side facing the Earth.
The Moon produces its own light.
Phases of the Moon result from the varying illumination of its surface by the Sun.
The new Moon phase occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.
Like the Sun, the Moon appears to have a daily journey across the sky due to the Earth\’s rotation.