Misconception about seasons!
Before I begin... I just wanna say: WOW i'm blogging in here REGULARLY again. yay for me.
Ahem. now to continue.
Does anyone ever wonder why there are seasons in the northern and southern hemisphere and why countries in the equator has none?
Most people have the misconception that seasons are due to the elliptical rotation of the earth around the sun - the longer distance from the sun gives us winter while the shorter distance gives us summer.
That is in fact very wrong!
Think about it, if this explanation was true, why would the seasons of the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere be the opposite of each other? When US and Canada is having their summer, Australia and New Zealand is experiencing winter. Shouldn't they have the same seasons if the earlier explanation holds true?
So what should the real answer be? Seasons have something to do with the tilt of the earth. It's not easy to explain this without diagrams so for more information, do go to this site to learn more!
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