On a sunny day, have you ever played a game outside with someone where you try to jump on each other’s shadow?
Do you know how a shadow is made?
It depends on where the sun appears in the sky.
Early in the morning the sun appears low in the sky.
Later in the morning, the sun appears higher in the sky.
By noon, in the middle of the day, the sun appears almost directly overhead.
Did you know it is not the sun that moves across the sky during the day?
It is the Earth that moves.
Go outside at different times of the day and check these facts for yourself!
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