Asked in Astronomy, Earth Sciences
What is the inclination of the earth's axis?
This titled position of the earths axis is known as inclination of the earths axis. The earth's rotation axis makes an angle of about 66.5 degrees with the plane of its orbit around the sun, or about 23.5 degrees from the perpendicular to the ecliptic plane. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Seasons, The Moon
How tilted is the axis of the earths rotation as compared to the plane of the earths orbit?
The Earth's rotational axis makes an angle of about 66.5 degrees with the plane of Earth's orbit. That is, it's not "straight up and down". ...
Asked in Science
What means the tilt of the earths axis?
In astronomy, axial tilt, also known as obliquity, is the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane. It differs from orbital inclination. ...
Asked in Planetary Science, Planet Mars
Mars axis is tilted at about the same angle as the Earths axis Does Mars have seasons?
Yes, Mar's North and South poles alternate facing the sun as it revolves
Asked in Astronomy, Geophysics, Seasons
Is the Earths rotational axis tilted 23.5 degrees to the plane of orbital rotation around the Sun?
Yes well almost, to be more precise. The answer is no. It's an easy mistake to make when you are busy. I've done it myself. The Earth's axis is tilted about 23.5 degrees to the normal (perpendicular) to the plane of the orbit, of course. If you define the angle between a line (the Earths axis in this case) and a plane (the plane of the Earths orbit around the Sun) as the least possible angle between the line and any...
How does earths tilt on its axis lead to seasonal changes?
Earth's tilting on its axis leads to seasonal changes due variations in the angle (rather than distance) at which light hits. ...
Asked in Seasons, American Idol
How do you get seasons and why is each season different?
Because of the inclination of the rotation about the earths axis. The angle of incidence of the suns rays change throughout the year ...