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How does the tilt of earth's axis affect the seasons?

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April 13, 2012 4:15PM

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 experiencing autumn and winter.