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Why spring has been losing time in Northern Hemisphere
Description: The main reason spring is getting shorter is that the Earth's axis itself moves in a type of motion called precession. Since spring ends at the summer solstice, due to precession, the point along the Earth's orbit where the planet reaches the summer solstice shifts slightly. Earth will reach the point in its orbit of the solstice slightly earlier next year. [Source: NewsMaine]
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Publish Date: 3/26/2015
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