Item CL098002: In late June in the northern hemisphere, a person would have to be 23.5° north of the equator to see the sun directly overhead in the middle of the day.

In late June, approximately where on earth shown in the diagram below would a person need to be to see the sun directly overhead in the middle of the day?

  1. 0° (equator)
  2. 90° north of the equator (North Pole)
  3. 23.5° north of the equator
  4. 23.5° south of the equator

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Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL098002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall33%
Grades 6–832%
Grades 9–1235%
Male34%
Female32%
Primary Language is English33%
Primary Language is not English29%

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