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Unformatted text preview: The angle between the incoming rays of light and the surface of the land. Factors that affect Seasons on Earth The Earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees on its axis The tilt always points to the North Star The Earth revolves around the sun every 365 days When the Northern Hemisphere tilts towards the sun, it is summer. When the Northern Hemisphere tilts away from the sun, it is winter. The solar angle affect the amount of energy that is being received by different parts of the Earth. The solar angle changes because of the tilt of the Earth and its revolution around the Sun. The more direct (greater) the angle the more energy the Earth receives. Summer days are longer and more hours of sunshine transfer more energy to Earth. The Earth makes a full rotation on its axis every 24 hours to create night and day....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course CHEM 302 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Fall '10