Seasons project

By: Bergan Conner

Seasons Essay

Seasons are affected by earths rotation, revolution, and our tilted axis. Earths rotation forms day and night which is a reliable source to measure our seasons. The average rotation takes 24 hours. Which is fast compared to it takes the Earth 365 days to revolve around the sun. Earths revelation around the sun and our tilted axis allows seasons to occur. The seasons occur because the tilt allows the hemispheres to be at a different distance away from the sun then the other. The Equator region do not experience seasons because it is the same distance to the sun all year long. During the winter and summer months the tilt also make the summer days seem longer and the winter days seem shorter. the longest day occurs on June 21 because of the summer solstice, and the shortest day occurs on December 21 because of the winter solstice. There is also 2 days in the year that have equal day and night and those are the spring and fall equinoxes. These occur on March 20 and September 22. In the summer months around the north and south poles all but 1 hour is in total light. The days on the equator are an average of 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. If the earth did not have a tilted axis there would be no seasons at all. If the earth had a greater axis tilt the seasons would be more extreme this could be cause by an earthquake, an interstellar object crashing into the earth. The life would be destroyed by the heat but if we could survive the heat it would be a hot summer and a humid winter. Your shadows are not affected by the seasons the are caused by the angle of light or angle of rotation. The animals learn to adapt through trial and error. Earth could revolve faster if we had more gravity using on us. This is all I know about the seasons.