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:

Content Hedgehog said...

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

Unknown said...

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

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Informative !

Pat Hatt said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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!

Amanda said...

I actually knew this fact already, surprisingly!

Jax said...

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 ;)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

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

mamtc said...

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

Dainté said...

cool :)
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Teddi said...

say huh?