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What is a reason for Seasons: Rotation or Revolution
Revolution
What is imaginary line divides our Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere?
Equator
What is a reason for Seasons: Our tilt or our Equator
Tilt
Either two days of the year on which the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator
Solstice
Either two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun
Equinox
What are the two seasons that start with a solstice?
Winter and Summer
What are the two seasons that start with an equinox?
Fall and Spring
When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun, what kind of light does it receive?
Direct Light
When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, what kind of light does it receive?
Indirect Light
What are the three reasons we have seasons?
Revolution/Orbit, Direct or Indirect light, and the Earth's tilt
When it is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, what season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?
Winter
When it is Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, what season is it in the Northern Hemisphere?
Summer
When it is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, what season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?
Fall
When it is Fall in the Southern Hemisphere, what season is it in the Northern Hemisphere?
Spring
How long does each season last?
About 3 months
Does our axis move back and forth?
No - the revolution around the Sun is how our Earth faces different angles.
Our Earth is farthest from the Sun in July. Why is it warmer?
The Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun.