Why Does the Earth Spin?
Science Video for Kids: Earth's Revolution & Rotationwhat 7 1 0 3 3
When watching the stars at night, they do appear to move very slowly. This is because the Earth is constantly moving. A rotation is when the planet spins around once. Revolution is when one object completes a circular path around another object. The Earth takes
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Nearly everyone enjoys the change of seasons on Earth — from winter to spring, from summer to fall. But why do our seasons change? She said this is her backyard. Image via Wikipedia. Over the course of a year, the angle of tilt does not vary.
Seasons happen because Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of about Seasons are caused by Earth's axial tilt and temperatures and nature's processes are affected. At the same time, the Southern Hemisphere points away from the Sun, creating winter during the months of June, July and August. What does change, as Earth revolves around the Sun, is the position of the hemispheres in relation to the Sun — the Northern Hemisphere points toward the Sun during the northern summer and away from the Sun during the northern winter. Earth's path around the Sun is not circular, nor is the Sun situated at the center of this path.
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