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
● 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.