Thursday, October 18, 2018

Geology Fun Fact - Summer Heat

Geology Fun Fact

Theory: It is warmer in the summer because we are closer to the sun. 

Actuality: Only the southern hemisphere is closer to the sun in their summer (Dec-Mar). The northern hemisphere is actually further away for theirs (Jun-Sept). The real reason for the warmer season is due to the angle of sunlight. When the northern hemisphere is pointed towards the sun, the sun is more directly overhead, and therefore it is warmer.

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