Why Is It Warmer In Summer?


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Amman Aamir Profile
Amman Aamir answered
Oddly enough the earth is about 3,000,000 miles nearer to the sun in our northern winter than it is in summer. Yet it is much warmer in summer.The reasons are not caused by different distances from the sun, but by the slant of the earth's axis as it moves around the sun. Scientists have learned that the Equator of the earth is tilted 23 degrees to the path of the earth around the sun.

As the earth moves around the sun, the earth's axis always points in the same direction, towards the North Star. For this reason, during part of the year the North Pole tilts towards the sun and part of the year away from it. When the North Pole is inclined towards the sun, the Northern Hemisphere has its summer. When the North Pole is inclined away from the sun, the Northern Hemisphere has its winter. In the Southern Hemisphere these seasons are reversed.

The difference in weather with the seasons occurs because the sun's rays are more slanting in winter and less slanting in summer. Slanting rays produce less heat for two reasons. One is that they scatter their heat over a larger area of the earth's surface. The other is that they lose more of their heat in passing through the atmosphere.

Other factors, primarily water, land, and altitude, help regulate the climate. Water has a stabilizing effect and helps prevent great changes in temperature. Land does not store up heat (the way the ocean does), so big temperature changes can take place over large land areas. Air grows less dense with altitude and cannot absorb as much heat as at sea level. So the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature will be.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Because of the sun that makes the earth rotate around it
when a place is in the right position it could be Eryn hot/very cold/warm/cold.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
The earth goes around the sun, and it takes a year to do that, but the earth doesn't change it's axis. It stays tilted a bit, and rotates daily, but not around the sun in one day. So in the year that it is going around the sun, the equator is in the same place, but for 1/2 of the year the southern hemisphere is closer to the sun, and the northern hemisphere is further away.
Then in the next 6 months it is the opposite because the earth is on the opposite side of the sun, so then the southern hemisphere is further away, and they northern is closer. So this is how the seasons change.
When the northern hemisphere is in summer, then oddly enough it is colder in Australia, because it's in the southern hemisphere, and they get snow this time of year, odd isn't it. Hope this helps. Good luck to you.
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Anonymous answered
Because the suns rays are closer to the earth at summer time.....but the sun doesn't come closer to us (the earth ) but we(the earth go closer to the sun.

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