By: Brayden Johnson

Summer Solstice

Marks the end of spring and the start of summer

We receive the maximum amount of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere on this day

The sun is high in the sky

The sun's ray's hit the Earth more directly

The direct rays of sun cause the ground to warm up more effectively

Solar noon on the Summer Solstice is the HIGHEST sun ever gets in the sky sun ever seems to get in the sky

Winter Solstice

In the winter the sun is always low in the sky

The sun's rays are spread over a large area of the ground

Each patch of Earth does not receive as much of the Sun's energy

Solar noon on the Winter Solstice is the LOWEST the sun ever seems to get in the sky


Equal days and nights

Spring Equinox

Fall/Autumn equinox