What causes seasons?


Misconception - The distance from the sun cause seasons

Fact - Distance from the sun does not cause seasons. Earth is closest to the sun in the winter and farthest from the sun during the summer.


What causes the seasons?

1. The tilt of the Earth causes the hemispheres to get different amounts of sunlight - causing different amounts of daylight

2. The curve of Earth causes the latitudes get different amounts of direct sunlight. The equator gets the most direct sunlight and the poles get the least amount.

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