Why do we have Seasons?

Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. All beautiful times with their own unique qualities – but why do we have these different seasons?

There is a common misconception that seasons change because we are farther or closer to the sun – however, this is not the case because Earth’s change in distance from the sun, especially in individual hemispheres, is not great enough to cause seasons to change.

The science behind why seasons change lies in the tilt of Earth with respect to the sun. In Wisconsin, we experience winter because the Northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun. By summer, Earth has rotated halfway around the sun, so the Northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun.

Check out the video below to get a better understanding of how the position of Earth around the sun changes throughout the year!

YouTube video

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