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Altitude/ declination of the ecliptic

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Am I right in thinking that the summer ecliptic is lower in the sky than in winter?

If so, is this due to the fact that in the summer, the axial tilt of earth is towards the sun for the northern hemisphere, therefore the sun is higher in the sky by day and the moon/ planets lower by night?

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At night that is correct but during the day the other way round.

At Summer solstice the night time ecliptic due south will be 23.5degrees below the celestial equator.
At Winter solstice the night time ecliptic due south will be 23.5degrees above the celestial equator.

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This shows the height of the ecliptic at midnight and midday on the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice, showing what you are saying is correct.

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