Unformatted text preview: 23.5 degrees. This slant does not change directions. Whichever side of the sun the Earth is on, the slant stays with our north pole in line with the same point. So when the Earth is slanted toward the sun, the sun is able to warm the northern hemisphere, but because of the angle it is unable to reach the southern hemisphere. This is when the northern hemisphere has its summer and the southern hemisphere has its winter. Now when the Earth is on the other side of the sun and it slants away from it, this is when the sun is able to warm the southern hemisphere better than the northern hemisphere; the south has summer while the north has winter....
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- Spring '08
- Astronomy, Southern Hemisphere, Pacific Ocean, Season, Equator