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Is Longitude is an important factor in determining climate of a place?

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September 19, 2011 2:29AM

Longitude doesn't affect an area's climate because the Earth only wobbles on its axis in a vertical fashion. Besides that fact, the Earth is constantly spinning which ensures that all longitudes of the Earth receives as much sunlight and strength of sunlight as the other longitudes that lie at that latitude. While climates do vary from one specific longitude to another this is because of other factors, such as weather patterns, and not because of the longitude itself