Why are there different seasons?
Have You Ever Wondered...
Some people love the crisp weather during the fall, while others love the fun, freedom and fireworks during the summer. Everyone tends to have their favorite season and time of the year, but what is it that makes the change in the weather?
Science tells us that due to the Earth's axis, an imaginary line that runs through the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole, is tilted. This tilt towards the Sun causes sunlight to hit the Northern Hemisphere, above the Equator, more harshly during the summer. On the contrary, when the tilt is toward the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere is receiving less sunlight, thus being winter there.
Whether you are the type that favors fall over spring, or winter over summer, the good thing is that most places on Earth do experience all 4 seasons throughout their year. With that being said, if you're one to prefer heat, stick to the area near the equator. For those of you that prefer the climate a bit chillier, head north.
Try It Out!!
With everyone being able to experience 4 seasons throughout the year, it is normal that some may prefer one season over another. Gather some of your closest friends and family and have a great conversation discussing the best memories you have from each season! Whether it was this past Christmas, a beach trip you took in July or trick-or-treating in October, it will definitely spark up a great conversation!
Bill Nye explains Seasons
Take a little time to research how different countries and cities are affected by seasonal changes. What is winter like in Oslo, Norway as compared to winter in Mexico City, Mexico? Or what about summertime in San Francisco, California and Sydney, Australia? Wherever you choose to research, take note of the months of each season and how harsh the weather and climate might be. Summertime near the equator is MUCH hotter than places further from it.