Chapter 4: The Ecliptic Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Share Turn In Read Resources Details The apparent path of the Sun across the sky: In summer, the Sun's path is longest, and so are the days. In winter, the Sun's path is shortest, and so are the days. Chapter Outline 4.1.Signs of the Zodiac4.2.The Ecliptic4.3.The Planets and the Moon Chapter Summary Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description This section covers the apparent motion of the Sun, Moon and planets across the sphere of "fixed stars" (celestial sphere). The concept of the ecliptic (path of the sun along this sphere) is described from different perspectives. Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: David P. Stern Tags: CK.SCI.ENG.SE.1.Physics-Stargazers-to-Starships.4 ecliptic Lunar Eclipse (4 more) path Solar Eclipse Sun zodiac Subjects: science astronomy Grades: 10 , 11 , 12 Date Created: Feb 27, 2012 Last Modified: May 08, 2015 Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the FlexBook® textbook. Please Customize the FlexBook® textbook.