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Why are the seasons different in the northern and southern hemispheres?

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Answered 2012-03-08 21:35:17

The Earth is tilted on its axis, and depending on the time of the year, either the northern or Southern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun, while the other half must, of course, be tilted away.

In June, the northern hemisphere tilts towards the sun. This makes the day longer and the Sun is higher in the sky, giving what sunlight hits the ground more intensity. This is summer.

At the same time, the Southern hemisphere is experiencing winter, with shorter days and the Sun lower in the sky, giving less intense sunlight.

When December comes, the situation is reversed, with winter in the Northern hemisphere and summer in the Southern.

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