Opposite seasons in the north and south northern

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Unformatted text preview: s low in the sky. Sunlight strikes the ground at a shallower angle, spreading out the energy. Also, during the summer the Sun is above the horizon for a longer time so its energy has more time to heat things up than during the winter. Opposite seasons in the north and south Northern Summer Southern Winter When the northern hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun (summer), the southern hemisphere is tilted away (winter) Monday, October 22, 12 18 When the northern hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun (summer) - and solar energy is concentrated, the southern hemisphere is tilted away (winter) - and solar energy is spread out. 6 months later... Northern Winter Southern Summer When the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun (winter), the southern hemisphere is tilted toward it (summer) Monday, October 22, 12 The situation is reversed 6 months later. 19 Thought Ques8on Jupiter has an axis tilt of about 3°, small enough to be insignificant. Saturn has an axis tilt of about 27°, slightly greater than that of Earth. Both planets have nearly circular orbits around the Sun. Which of these planets will experience seasons? A. B. C. D. Monday, October 22, 12 Jupiter only Saturn only Both planets Neither planet 20 Answer B: Only Saturn will experience significant seasons. The small tilt of 3 degrees means that Jupiter does not have seasons. Seasons in the Tropics and Polar Regions Arctic Circle Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn Antarctic Cir...
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