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yes it does!!! Actually the rotational axis of the earth is inclined 23.15' from the vertical to the ecliptic. It is this inclination that produces the seasons on earth so the deviation is not trivial.

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โˆ™ 2012-04-18 22:37:55

Relative to our frame of reference it is. But relative to the sun and our orbital plane, our axis is inclined about 23.5 degrees. And relative to the rest of the galaxy, our solar system is inclined over 30 degrees, making our axis almost at a right angle to the rest of the galaxy.

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