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The earth is slightly tilted on its axis. As the sun
shines on the earth, it shines more directly on the northern hemisphere in June, and more
directly on the southern hemisphere in December. That's why the seasons are
different in each hemisphere. In the spring and fall, the sun shines fairly
straight on the equator, giving both hemispheres equal warming.
Take a globe and a light bulb or flashlight. Imagine the globe is the earth
and the light is the sun. In the summer, what would be the position of the
earth? What is the earth's position in each of the other seasons?
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