Diurnal Motion: An Introduction


Each day and night, the fixed stars appear to rotate around the earth like a giant celestial sphere. Just like the Sun, they rise in the east and set in the west. The daily motion of the entire sky, rising from the east, setting in the west, rotating around the north pole, is called the diurnal motion. Learn more about diurnal motion in this learning leaflet.


Exhibit: Galileo's World

Series: Constellations

Subject Area(s): Art, Astronomy, Scientific Instruments

File Type: pdf

OER Type: Learning Leaflet