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I Wonder Why – Why We Have Seasons Through The Year?

Four Seasons

Why do we have seasons?

● The reason why the earth has different weather for different seasons is due to the tilt 

of the earth.

● During our summer the Northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun. During our 

winter the Northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun.  This tilts causes a 

The difference in the amount of sunlight energy we receive. 

● Since the sun is the energy that drives weather, if you vary that sunlight amount 

then you vary the weather.

● sometimes it is the North Pole tilting toward the Sun (like in June) and sometimes 

It is the  South  Pole tilting toward the  Sun  (like in  December).  Hence, the 

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seasons. 

● It is summer in June in the Northern Hemisphere because the Sun’s rays hit that 

part of Earth more directly than at any other point in Earth’s orbit ­ or, in other 

words, more directly than at any other time of the year.

● It is winter in December in the Northern Hemisphere, because that is when it is 

the South Pole’s turn to be tilted toward the Sun.