Seasons on Jupiter and Uranus: Discussion


In a nutshell:

Orbit and rotation of Uranus

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Question 2D.1

When does most of Uranus experience a normal (17.25 hr) day/night cycle? (Hint: there's more than one correct answer!)   Orbit and rotation of Uranus
  1. 1965 equinox
  2. 1985 solstice
  3. 2006 equinox
  4. 2027 solstice
  5. all the time

Question 2D.2

When does almost half of Uranus experience a `midnight sun'? (Hint: there's more than one correct answer!)   Orbit and rotation of Uranus
  1. 1965 equinox
  2. 1985 solstice
  3. 2006 equinox
  4. 2027 solstice
  5. all the time

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