It\’s been a long, cold
in Wonderopolis, and we\’ve had lots of. But we\’re looking forward to trading our hats and gloves for shorts and tank tops when the weather gets warmer. But how do we know warmer weather is really on the way? Is there a chance it will stay cold and r? Luckily, the answer to that question is \”no. \” After is over, we know spring will come with warmer temperatures and. Then the weather will get hot in the before cooling off again in the fall. Cold weather will return as fall turns into, and the cycle will start all over again. You may know you\’ll see lots of different kinds of weather over the course of the year, but have you ever wondered why the seasons? The answers can be found in the way the Earth moves in relation to the Sun. The Earth\’s is an line running between the north and south poles. Each day, the Earth makes one full on its. This takes 24 hours, which we call one day. While the Earth is busy turning daily circles, it is also traveling along a giant oval path around the. This path is called Earth\’s. It takes our 365 days to make one complete trip around the Sun. In fact, that trip around the Sun is how we define. As the Earth orbits the Sun, it is slightly tilted on its. The means that, on any given day, the Earth is slightly pointed toward or away from the Sun. Depending on where you\’re standing on Earth, there are times your half of the world (called a ) is pointed toward the Sun. At other times, your is pointed away from the Sun. As the Earth travels around the Sun over the course of a year and the of its points your toward or away from the Sun, you experience the changing of the.
Have you ever noticed that the sun doesn\’t set until close to bedtime in the? By the time rolls around, however, you\’re probably eating dinner when it\’s already dark outside. The amount of daylight your receives also varies because of the Earth\’s tilted. When the North is tipped toward the Sun, the northern receives more and experiences longer days. This period of longer days, warmer weather and more is commonly referred to as. But just because you\’re enjoying a nice, hot doesn\’t mean everyone on the is, too. When the northern is tipped toward the Sun, the southern is tipped away. Although residents of the northern may be headed to the pool, the southern is experiencing shorter days with less. When it is in the northern, it is in the southern. Imagine you live in Topeka, Kansas, and you have a friend who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you want to plan a visit to see your friend in July, you might not want to pack your flip flops and shorts. When it\’s in Kansas, it\’s in Argentina. Locations near the tend to have warm weather year-round. This is because the of the Earth affects them less dramatically. Regardless of whether the Earth is tipped toward or away from the sun, equatorial locations continue to receive more constant light and heat than locations with latitudes closer to the poles. This is why it can be 12б F in Minnesota on a January day, while it\’s 70б F in Florida. Don\’t be fooled, though. Just because a location may not experience dramatic seasonal changes doesn\’t mean they don\’t have seasons, too. Many people think that some parts of the year are hotter because we\’re nearer to the Sun, but the real reason is that the Earth is wonky (tilted).
Why do we have seasons? We have seasons because the earth is tilted (wonky) as it makes its yearly journey around the sun. The Earth\’s tilt The Earth\’s axis is tilted at an angle of 23. 5 degrees. This means that the Earth is always pointing to one side as it goes around the Sun. So, sometimes the Sun is in the direction that the Earth is pointing, but not at other times. The varying amounts of sunlight around the Earth during the year, creates the seasons. The tilt of the Earth\’s AXIS is the most important reason why seasons occur. We have hot summers and cold winters because of the tilt of the Earth\’s axis. The tilt of the Earth means the Earth will lean towards the Sun (Summer) or lean away from the Sun (Winter) 6 months later. In between these, Spring and Autumn will occur. The Earth revolves around the Sun. The North pole always points the same way as the Earth revolves around the Sun. The Earth\’s movement around the sun causes the seasons. The Earth takes 365. 24 days to orbit the sun. As we move around the Sun during the year, the amount of light each area of the planet receives varies in length. When the Earth\’s axis points towards the Sun, it is summer for that hemisphere. When the Earth\’s axis points away, winter can be expected. It is Summer time in countries in the Northern Hemisphere. It is Winter time in countries in the Southern Hemisphere. It is Winter time in countries in the Northern Hemisphere. It is Summer time in countries in the Southern Hemisphere.
Since the tilt of the axis is 23 1/2 degrees, the north pole never points directly at the Sun. The north pole begins to move away from the Sun. The Sun rises lower in the sky so the days start getting shorter. When the Sun is at its mid-point in the sky, we reach the \’ \’, around 22 September. Day and night are both 12 hours long and its the beginning of autumn. The Earth continues on its path, and our north pole starts moving towards the Sun again. The Sun moves upwards in our skies and the days continue getting longer. Again, we reach a midpoint when day and night are both 12 hours long. This is called the \’ \’ and happens around 21 March. Did you know? The Earth\’s movement around the sun causes the seasons, but it does not affect the temperatures during the seasons. Many people believe that the temperature changes because the Earth is closer to the sun in summer and farther from the sun in winter. In fact, the Earth is farthest from the sun in July and is closest to the sun at the beginning of January! The height of the sun in the sky varies with the seasons. The sun is at its heighest at 12:00pm (noon) on any gven day. In the summer the sun is higher than it is in the other three seasons. Summer Months Summer is warmer and winter is colder because of the length of our days and nights. In the summer daylight lasts longer and night time is shorter. Winter Months In winter the days are shorter and the nights longer. There is more time for the sun to warm us during long summer days. And short winter days have long, cold nights. Revolution – The Earth revolves around the Sun.