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Table 2.1 Statements

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The length of the day changes from place to place and from season to season. The table below shows the times of sunrise and sunset on a certain day in August in certain cities of the world. Latitude is the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes. The table also shows the latitudinal positions of these cities.

Table 2.1

City Sunrise time (in hours) Sunset time (in hours) Latitude
Tokyo 4:50 18:45 35$^\circ $ 41' N
New Delhi 5:53 18:55 28$^\circ $ 36' N
Johannesburg 6:45 17:40 26$^\circ $ 12' N
London 5:30 20:45 51$^\circ $ 30' N
New York 5:55 19:59 40$^\circ $ 42' N
Los Angeles 6:05 19:50 34$^\circ $ 3' N
Adelaide 6:45 17:55 34$^\circ $ 56' N

Figure 2.1

Based on table 2.1, which of these is correct?

A

The local time of sunrise is earlier as we move eastwards.

B

At the given time of the year, the length of day increases as we move northwards.

C

At the given time of the year, the length of day increases as we move away from the equator.

D

Earlier is the time of sunrise; later is the time of sunset.