Unformatted text preview: Sun's declination?). Just stay tuned, you'll see it again. The Earth is tilted over; is that such a big deal? You're darn right it is, because without this tilt, there would be no seasons. As the Earth goes around the Sun, the tilt of the Earth causes different parts of the Earth to receive different amounts of sunlight. During the months of May, June and July, the northern hemisphere of the Earth is tilted more toward the Earth than the southern hemisphere. That gives the northern hemisphere a greater amount of heat and results in higher temperatures and more sunburns. The opposite is true during November, December and January, when the Northern hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun. Check out Figure 4 to see the situation....
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- Fall '10
- Astronomy, Season, Equator, Celestial equator