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What would seasons be like if earth's axis were tilted at a higher angle more than 23.5?
Actually, the axial tilt is currently 23.44 deg and decreasing.The axial tilt is in a continuous cycle between 22.1 and 24.5 degon a 41,000 year cycle, one of the Milankovich …cycles known asobliquity. . Well, the seasons would be different. As the tilt of the axisdecreases, the changes in seasons would be less and less noticeableuntil there would be no change at all at a tilt of zero degrees.Animals and plants who depend on different climates and/or seasonsfor mating/hibernating reasons might also be doomed... . A more interesting question would be what would the climate belike when the tilt is at any given angle. . Zero degrees - no change . 5 degrees - small change, midnight sun only very close to thepoles . 10 degrees up to about 25 degrees - similar to what we havetoday . 25 to 35 degrees - Interesting. Let's see - more extreme summersand winters. . Longer summer days, shorter winter days in the higher latitudes.The Arctic and Antarctic circle would be as far as 55 degreesnorth/south, which would put half of Scotland, to say nothing ofScandinavia, a great deal of Russia, the Baltic Republics, Canada,and all of Alaska except the southern tip, in darkness in lateDecember and 24-hr light in June. The opposite can be said aboutthe southern tip of South America. New Zealand would have anextremely short day (how short?) in June, and likely have frigidweather in June, similar to today's Finland in December. . The Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn would be at 35 north/south, whichwould give places like Syndey, Aukland, Buenos Aires, Cape Town aswell as Tokyo, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, a sweltering summertimeclimate simliar to Havana, Cuba, Florida today. We could go on andon. . 35 to 45 degrees - This is even more interesting. Imagine thepoles being temperate and the equator being frigid. Do acalculation of the average annual solar energy that impinges upon agiven surface at a given latitude assuming a tilt of 45 degrees.Then do the same calculation for each season of the year. . 45 to 90 degrees - More interesting even yet. Imagine the sunnever setting at the north pole, being directly above.
All places would have greater extremes in temperature from warmer in the summer to cooler in the winter then it is now. It would affect the daylight received on any part…icular day compared to the current situation and more places torward the poles would have more days of darkness and days without darkness each year compared to current.
The ecliptic is the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun. The Earth's axis (of rotation) is NOT perpendicular to that plane, its tilted at 23.44 degrees.
The seasons would be more extreme: winter would be colder and summer would be hotter.
This reads like a homework problem. . .=) There wouldn't be any seasons. They occur because of the tilt of the earth. But i don't want to do your homework for you--…consider this a hint.
What would the season be like in the Northern and Southern hemispheres if the earth's axis weren't tilted?
If the Earth's axis were not tilted at least a little, there would be no seasons; the climate would be pretty constant year around, and the weather would be entirely dependen…t on the latitude.
If Earth's axis were tilted less than 23.5 degrees which seasonal average temperature change would occur in New York state?
The annual average would probably be unchanged. The summer average would be a little lower, and the winter average a little higher, with little net change.
The seasons would not have as much variation in temperature. But the temperatures at various latitudes would be more severe than what we experience now. Hot climates would be …hotter and cold climates would be colder, with less variation from minimum to maximum temperatures in the region. The Earth's inclination (tilt) is 23.5°. Examine the following explanation I have for extreme situations, one with 35°, one with 0° and one with 90° inclination. If the Earth's inclination were 35° the seasons would be more severe. Areas around the equator would be the best places to live. In the latitudes father away from the equator, colder winters would be the most prominent change. Our current arctic and antarctic circle latitudes are at about 66½°. This change would drop them to 55° latitude. A significant portion of he world would be in a very hard environment to live in, but overall the earth would be habitable. There are two other conditions that would have extreme ramifications, if the Earth had no tilt and if it was tilted with a pole pointing towards the sun continuously. With an inclination of 0°, the seasons would not change. The equatorial region would probably not be habitable. The temperate zones would be much narrower. The arctic regions would as the equatorial region be much more severe in its temperature range. Without seasonal change, the equatorial region would get to a very high temperature on a constant basis and the arctic regions would become much bigger and settle into a constant subfreezing condition. That would leave us with a much more narrow temperate zone. I would say that the easily habitable regions of the planet would lie between 35° and 55° latitudes, north and south, which if you look at a world map, cuts out about 70% of the currently habitable space. The last scenario is the worst of all. If the rotational axis, lets say the north pole of the earth was pointed directly at the sun (90° inclination), we would be in a situation in which only one side of the planet ever gets sunlight. The other side side, the dark side would be dead due to the extreme cold. The side that faces the sun would have large area that would be perpetually hot, too hot to sustain life. This would leave only a small strip near the equator where the sun supplies enough heat to keep the area habitable. In this area, the sun would always be low in the sky, never setting and never rising. It would be a perpetual sunrise/sunset. Meanwhile, at the pole, which now faces the sun in constant noontime, the heat is tremendous. The Arctic Ocean below would provide water for a massive storm that would be everlasting. This situation would also be true if the Earth was gravitationally locked with one side facing the sun, like the moon is with the Earth.
Kepler's lawsWhat would happen to seasons if the Earth's tilt were more than it current 23.5 degrees?
With a tilt of more than 23.5 degrees, if all else stays equal, the seasons would be more pronounced (summers hotter, winters colder).
The arctic circle would be nearer the equator. Summers and winters would be longer and more severe.
Seeing as it is currently some 23.4 degrees, the seasons with an axial tilt of only 13 would be somewhat milder. The differences between summer and winter months would be less… extreme.
It would receive more direct Sun in the summer.
The seasons would intensify, and the Summer would be hotter, and the Winter be colder. This would make for a completely different environment, since the change would be larger… between seasons. Just this tiny change would probably make thousands of animals extinct. It would change farming. It would make weather more intense. If this happened suddenly it would probably be cataclysmic.
In that case, the seasons would be more pronounced.
If the Earth's axis were perpendicular to the ecliptic plane, there would be no seasons, and no change in the lengths of daylight and dark during the year. The sun would a…lways be overhead on the Equator and never anywhere else, and the Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn would have no meaning.
The short answer is yes. However, at that point of tilt of no return the earth will continue to tilt 360 deg. The sun will rise in the west and set in the east. the next year …it will again rise in the east and set in the west. this exchange will continue forever.
What would be the effect on seasons if the tilt of the Earth's axis were 10 degrees rather than 23.5 degrees?
In that case, there would be much less temperature differences between summer and winter.