COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The sun is switching poles
Description: This week all of the globe enjoys roughly 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of night. The "reason for the season" relates to the Earth's orbit around the sun. During summertime, our planet's north pole points mildly toward the sun and we in the northern hemisphere get more than 12 hours of sunlight. During the winter the Earth has traveled halfway around its orbital path. At that time, the north pole is pointed away from the sun and the southern hemisphere enjoys more sunlight while we northerners shiver in the dark. Now, at the start of fall, we stand at the in-between time. [Source: WSU News (Washington State University)]
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Source: WSU News (Washington State University)
Publish Date: 9/17/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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