Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fact of the Day: Hot Winter?

The Earth is closest to the sun in the month of January, which is usually a month everyone would say is pretty cold. Seasons are more affected by the tilt in the Earth's axis (in the Southern Hemisphere winter-summer times are backwards) than it's orbit position.

11 comments:

  1. I feel like I learned this before, but I didn't remember it, so thanks for the refresher.

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  2. hmm... so in the summer are we actually further from the sun ??? this is very interesting
    (and that is a very pretty rabbit btw.)

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  3. Damn that tilt, why couldn't it move a bit more the other way and then no snow anywhere!

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  4. unlike the ebil cat above, me likes the winter, it's my natural season! Tilt the Earth a bit more and give us winter in summer too!

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  5. I actually knew this fact already, surprisingly!

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  6. I find it so weird that NZ & Australia are having their winter right now. I guess it all has to do with that tilt you're talking about ;)

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  7. Yeah, it doesn't seem to make sense, does it? I'm just amazed that folks figured all this out :)

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  8. yeah, I came to know this fact very late. As Jax said Kiwi land and Kangaroo land celebrates christmas in bikini in beach :)

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