Does Jupiter not have seasons because it has no appreciable axis tilt?
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Short Answer: Earth would not have seasons as we know them if the axis of the Earth did not tilt. Supporting Material: We experience seasons because of the tilt of Earth's axis, about 23 degrees, relative to the ecliptic plane. The ecliptic plane is the plane that contains the earth'…s orbit around the sun . The earth's rotational axis, the single line we often refer to as the north and south poles, sticks through this plane. If it stuck square through the ecliptic like a plumb line on earth's surface, that is what we refer to as 'no tilt'. But it does not. The axis is 'off' from perpendicular by about 23 degrees. Except at the moments of equinox, one pole or the other is always oriented more toward the sun and therefor receives more direct sunlight. The Earth has an elliptical orbit around the sun, not a circular one. During summer in the northern hemisphere the Earth is actually farther away from the sun, and it is closest to the sun during winter in the north. But this difference is a few percent and does not affect climate to any great degree. See the link below. If the Earth's axis were not tilted relative to the ecliptic, at the equator the sun would be at zenith, exactly overhead, each day at solar noon. This is not the case in the real world now. Now, the farther north or south you go from the equator, the lower the elevation of the sun is when it reaches its highest point , called transit . If there were no tilt, that elevation at transit would never change for a given latitude. So, if the tilt were zero, wherever you happen to be, the climate would not change over the course of a year. Even if there were no tilt and no seasons, the Earth would be hottest at the equator, and the climate would get gradually cooler as you move north or south from the equator. ( Full Answer )
Jupiter has an axial tilt of 3.13 degrees. In comparison, the Earthhas an axial tilt of 23.5 degrees
The axial tilt of Jupiter is relatively small: only 3.13Â°. As a result this planet does not experience significant seasonal changes, in contrast to Earth and Mars for example.
Uranus and Pluto have a tilt and have extreme seasons. Mars,Saturn, and Neptune have seasons that are similar to ours.
If Saturn's northern hemishere tilts toward the sun or the southern hemishere tilts toward the sun.Then really the axis does effect the seasons cause if the northern hemishere is tilted toward the sun , then it would be some kind of season. So, the axis of any planet always effects the seasons.. If… Saturn's northern hemishere tilts toward the sun or the southern hemishere tilts toward the sun.Then really the axis does effect the seasons cause if the northern hemishere is tilted toward the sun , then it would be some kind of season. So, the axis of any planet always effects the seasons.. ( Full Answer )
Technically, the earth's axis is always tilted. There are wobbles in the earth's spin that follow extremely long cycles and that wouldn't be part of our practical experience of earth's movement.. However, you are pointing to something interesting. While the tilt is still really there, there are two… moments in the year, the equinoxes, when the center of the sun is exactly in the earth's equatorial plane. At these moments , conditions are much as they would be if there were no tilt in our axis. The vernal equinox (March in the north and September in the south) is the beginning of spring, and the autumnal equinox (September in the north and March in the south) marks the beginning of autumn. ( Full Answer )
All planets have seasons. Some have longer and shorter seasons thenothers. On some planets a day is longer then its season. Of the "inner planets" only Earth and Mars have large enough tiltsto give significant seasonal effects.
Everyone seems to know the axis of the Earth is tilted, but not that it is tilted relative to the Ecliptic which is the second vital piece of information. The third piece of vital information is that spinning of the Earth has a gyroscopic effect which ensures that the direction of the tilt relati…ve to the ecliptic, does not change through-out the year. Or ever! If it leans to the "left" in Summer it is still leaning to the left in Winter. The True North Pole is ~for-ever pointing at the same Polar Star and does not trace out a great circle in space throughout the year. If it did, one hemisphere would be for-ever Winter and the other, for-ever Summer. ( Full Answer )
The Earth's axis is tilted 23.5 degrees relative to a line which is vertical to the Ecliptic (i.e. with respect to the flat plane of its orbit around the Sun). This tilt is the reason there are different Seasons. As the Earth orbits the Sun, both the length of the day and the angle of sunlight cha…nges significantly for points more than 23.5 degrees from the equator. When the Sun shines more vertically on the Northern hemisphere, they have summer, while it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere (on the other side of the Equator). During the Northern winter, the Sun is shining more vertically on the Southern hemisphere, so it is summer there. (see related question) ( Full Answer )
the seasons are caused by the tilt of the earths rotational axis away or toward the sun as it travels through its year long path around the sun.
The axis of the Earth points towards the star Polaris (or almost). It points in that direction during your entire lifetine (or almost) it takes 23000 years for the axis to make one giant precession around a circle. During all this time the angle the axis makes with the ecliptic (the plane in which t…he orbit of the Earth has around the Sun) remains about 23,5 degrees. And the seasons have cycled through their changes twenty-three thousand times. The axis does NOT remain fixed until the seasons are about to change then abruptly shift to a new position for the next season only to remain fixed at that position until a new abrupt change for the next season as the wording of your question implies. . ( Full Answer )
The tilt of earth's axis with respect to the ecliptic plane is the cause of the seasons. At any given time, the hemisphere adjacent to the pole tilted toward the sun is the one that experiences spring and summer, whereas the one adjacent to the pole tilted away from the sun is the hemisphere ex…periencing autumn and winter. ( Full Answer )
well, the tilt axis is around 23.5 degrees to the plane of the eliptic...,. and there are four seasons.. spring, summer, fall, and winter.. besides that, i can't remember what happens when the earth's tilt does change.,. ice age and something else(the warm up time)
No.. The leap year happens because it actually takes the Earth 365 and a quarter days to go round the sun. The quarter days are ignored most of the time but to stop the calendar going out of sync, an extra day is added every 4 years so everything adds up.. The tilt of the Earth causes the change o…f the seasons. ( Full Answer )
The seasons occur because of the Earths tilt. This happens because of the angle at which the energy from the Suns rays travels through the Earths atmosphere.. During the summer, the hemisphere (north or south) is tilted towards the sun. For example, during the summer of the northern hemisphere, the… north pole is pointing in the direction of the Sun. As a result of this the amount of the earths atmosphere blocking the suns rays is thinner. This is because it is horizontal to the sun, instead of being at an angle. In the winter, the opposite is happening. The north pole is pointing away from the sun so that the angle of the atmosphere is much steeper placing more atmosphere between the sun and the earth, thus blocking more energy.. To explain this angle effect slightly better, take a book, look at it side on (so that you can see the spine) and whilst holding it vertically measure the thickness of the spine horizontally. Now tilt the book to a 45degree angle and, again, measure the thickness of the book horizontally. You will find that it is slightly thicker when it is at a diagonal angle. ( Full Answer )
"Vertical", compared to what? To the plane of the ecliptic, which is the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun? If the Earth had no axial tilt, there would be no seasons, and the Sun would be perpetually on the horizon at the north and south poles.
the world is on the axis and the axis is tilted. the axis runs through the north pole and south pole.
When the Earth Tilts away from the sun, it receives less sun light (winter). When it tilts to the sun, it gets more sunlights (summer)
Jupiter's axial tilt is 3.13 degrees. Because the tilt is so small and Jupiter is so far from the Sun this makes no difference to the weather patterns.
The reason for the earth tilt is not fully understood, but it is generally believed it was caused by collisions with other planetary bodies during the earth's formation. It does not tilt because of its axis. The axis is an invisible line running from north to south through the center of the earth…. This axis is titled probably due to the mentioned collisions. ( Full Answer )
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 23.5Â°. Examine the following explanation I have for extreme situations, one with 35Â°, one with 0Â° and one with 90Â° inclination. If the Earth's inclination were 35Â° 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 66Â½Â°. This change would drop them to 55Â° 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 0Â°, 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 35Â° and 55Â° 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 (90Â° 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. ( Full Answer )
Well your question deals with a rather complex and perplexing physical theory. Ill attempt to put this in terms we can all understand. Well then, the 5 seasons are directly affected by the average males erectile frequency. Now we all understand that erections are either more or less frequent based o…n the amount of blood flow to the penile area. The tilt of the earths axis at any given time will either have a positive or negative effect on blood flow to the pubic region. This increased or decreased amount of erections is the reason we have 5 seasons. Sources: 25 years experience, Phd in Bio Chemical Engineering and Masters in World Anatomy derived from the Latin mechanics of geonomical engineering ( Full Answer )
earths axis is responsible for seasons because if its tilted toward the sun then it would be summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern now if it was tilted away from the sun then it would be winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the southern hemisphere
your season would entirely depend on where you live, at the equator, less of the sun, the further north or south you went, the more sun, colder and at the poles, you would have 24/7 sunlight at the poles, so basically if you had no tilt, life would evolve according to the environment of where it liv…ed. :) ( Full Answer )
While the Earth revolves around the Sun, the axis is always pointed in the same direction, so the Sun's light hits different parts of the Earth at different angles. For example, in summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the top of the Earth's axis is pointed towards the Sun, so the light hits the Earth …there more directly, causing more heat. ( Full Answer )
What is an important factor in explaining why seasons occur on Earth Earth rotates on its axis The Sun rotates on its axis Earth's axis is tilted The Sun's axis is tilted?
The seasons are caused by the fact that the Earth's axis is tilted. As the Earth travels around the sun, the hemisphere that is tilted toward the sun changes. Whenever your hemisphere is pointed toward the sun, it is summer in your hemisphere.
If the Earth didn't tilt on it's axis there would seasoms, but not the seasons known to us. the a Earth had a path around the sun as all planets do, so because of the tilt and the path it gives us seasons like Fall, Winter, Summer, and Spring.
The Earth would not have seasons as we know them if the Earth's axis had no tilt. Even though the Earth's orbit is slightly elliptical that would not really produce seasons. Though the Earth would still be slightly closer (a few percent) to the Sun at some time of the year than at other times, th…at change in distance to the Sun would produce a very slight annual change in weather. ( Full Answer )
As the Earth travels in its yearly orbit around the sun, in some seasons the axial tilt will cause the northern hemisphere to be tilted toward the sun while the southern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, and in other seasons it is the opposite. Whichever hemisphere tilts toward the sun gets mo…re sunlight and is therefore warmer. ( Full Answer )
The Earth is like a top - or a gyroscope - the axis always points the same way ... toward the north star. As the Earth orbits the sun the axis sometimes points toward the sun (not directly, only 23 degrees from perpendicular) and sometimes (half a year later) away. When the "north" pole points t…oward the sun, the northern hemisphere gets more radiation from the sun than the southern hemisphere - and vise-versa. Thus seasons. ( Full Answer )
There will be no seasons. It would be inhabitably cold in the 2 poles, the equator will be tropical and it will be a "wet" season. Rest of the regions will be in an Autumn-like state.
There would be extrememe temperatures in different places of the world and probably not much difference in temperature in certain places. The equator would probably be deserts and blistering temperatures. The poles would be freezing, and probably be polor ice caps.
A season is the result of how direct sunlight is received over a part of the earth. Because of the earth's axial tilt (it does not spin perpendicularly to its orbit around the sun), the hemisphere receiving the most direct sunlight alternates between the northern and southern hemispheres. If the …earth had zero axial tilt, the directness of sunlight would not vary throughout the year aside from orbital perihelion/aphelion (which has a much smaller effect than the axial tilt). ( Full Answer )
Actually, the earth IS tilted on its axis. Earths tilt results in the seasons that we experience. A greater tilt would result in more severe seasonal swings, a lesser tilt would result in colder polar caps and hotter equatorial regions, with less severe seasonal weather changes.
The Earth's seasons would be more severe, and the north and south pole would shift a little
None at all. Venus has a global "season" the year round irrelevant of "your" location.
Uranus has the most extreme seasons of any of the planets of our solar system, with an axial tilt of 97.77 degrees, causing its axis of rotation to be nearly parallel with the sun.
Yes the earths axis cases the earths its seasons. The tilt determines how much the content is exposed. The higher you will be exposed to less sun which causes it to be cold. Also which the bottom more closer you are to the bottom its cold. There is a imaginary line that splits the earth into two… parts. Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere. This line is called the equator, everything close to this line is very tropical and hot. The earths axis is determined how far the moon is from the sun which is another question which there is answer.... hope this helped ( Full Answer )
Well it moves around the sun so the tilted side would on one side would get winter because they would be away from the sun, and the tilted side facing the sun would get summer, don't know how we get spring and autumn sorry.
The Earth's orbit around the Sun is elliptical or oval shaped, however, the difference between the farthest point and the closest point is too small to make a difference. What really causes the seasons is Earth's axis. Basically, the Earth is tilted 23.45 degrees and although it isn't much, its make…s a big difference. This little tilt makes one side of the Earth closer to the Sun than the other thus causing the seasons to change as the Earth rotates. Example, The Northern side of the Earth will be closer to the Sun during the months of June, July and August and it will be Summer while at the same time the Southern side will be farther away and it will be Winter. ( Full Answer )
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 always be overhead on the Equator and never anywhere else, and the Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, and the Tropics of Cance…r and Capricorn would have no meaning. ( Full Answer )
The Earth is tilted at 23.4 or so degrees. At the equator there are very little in the way of seasons. The further north or south you go the greater the seasonal change. For no seasonal change the axis would have to be near or at zero degrees.
It's the Earth's axial tilt that causes seasons, so if the tilt were zero, we would have no seasons.
In ascending order, the axis of rotation of all major bodies in our solar system is as follows: Mercury ~0.01 Moon 1.5424 Jupiter 3.13 Ceres ~4 Sun 7.25 (to the Ecliptic) Earth 23.439281 Mars 25.19 Saturn 26.73 Neptune 28.32 Uranus 97.77 Pluto 119.61 Venus 177.4 Thus Venus is by far the largest. I…t should be noted that Venus rotates around its axis in the opposite direction to Earth and that its north pole points downward relative to Earth. If this weren't a factor then its tilt would only be 2.6 degrees (180 - 177.4), and therefore Uranus, which rotates almost on its side, would have the greatest tilt. ( Full Answer )
The earth's tilt changes the declination of the sun, thus crating seasons.. The sun's declination causes spring summer, fall and winter..
Earth, for a start. Actually, you can expect most planets to haveat least some tilt in their axes.
Our axis is *tilted* about 23.5 degrees from our plane of orbit...so, during our summers, the north pole is tilted *toward* the sun,and we get longer days, and more direct sunlight - heating thenorthern hemisphere. In the winter, it's the opposite effect, andwe get much shorter days (and longer nigh…ts), and more indirectsunlight. This makes for cooler days, and colder temperatures. ( Full Answer )
Earth's tilting on its axis leads to seasonal changes duevariations in the angle (rather than distance) at which light hits.
The Babylonians are credited with the first systematic astronomicalobservations. They used the concept of angles to describe thepositions of objects in the sky and they were the first to divide acircle into 360 equal degrees.
The Earth's axis IS tilted (by about 23.5 degrees from the plane ofits orbit), and that is what causes the seasons. If it were nottilted, there would be no seasons. If it were tilted more, theseasons would be more extreme. Without any tilt, the equatorial regions would be generally hotter,and the po…les would both have permanent daylight, although with theSun always exactly on the horizon. Conversely, they would be colderoverall, as would the higher latitudes except where air currentsbrought in warmer air. If it were tilted over completely (similar to the tilt of Uranus),the day and year would be the same length (1/2 of the year), andthe conditions very unfavorable for life as we know it. ( Full Answer )