Seasons For Royce

Hello Royce,

The Northern Hemisphere (north of the equator) and the Southern Hemisphere do seem to do things in opposites. When one has summer, the other has winter. When one has autumn (Fall), the other has spring.

Did you know the difference is caused by the tilt of the Earth as it spins around and orbits the Sun?



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When it's orbiting on one side of the sun, the angle makes the Northern Hemisphere tilt more towards the sun and so it has summer. Being a little more tilted away, the Southern Hemisphere has winter,

On the other side of Earth’s orbit around the sun, the Southern Hemisphere is tilted more towards the sun and is in summer. The north has winter.

Isn’t our planet amazing?


2 thoughts on “Seasons For Royce

    1. rossmannell

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      No problem with using the graphic. It was a simple one I put together for this post.


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