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Does the planet Mars have seasons?


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September 30, 2015 8:34PM

Because the axis of Mars is tilted by 25.19 degrees, it does indeed have seasons similar to those of the Earth. When it is summer in the Martian northern hemisphere, it is winter in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa. There is one cycle of seasons - winter, spring, summer, and fall - every year, just like it is on Earth. (Actually, the seasonal cycle on Mars is 668.5921 Martian days, slightly longer than the Martian year. This is because the axis of Mars wobbles slightly as the planet turns.
winter, summer, spring and fall