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Why Are Days Longer In Summer?



Why Are Days Longer In Summer?

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     challenging words:    southernmost, northernmost, southwest, axis, lower, equator, southeast, longer, rays, halfway, nights, tilt, sunrise, sunset, length, sunlight
     content words:    North Pole, Northern Hemisphere, South Pole, Southern Hemisphere, During Northern Hemisphere


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Why Are Days Longer In Summer?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     You know that Earth's seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis. When the tilted North Pole points toward the sun, the Northern Hemisphere has summer. It gets more of the sun's rays. At the same time, the South Pole is tipped away from the sun. The Southern Hemisphere gets less sunlight. It has winter. Six months later, the Earth has traveled halfway around the sun. The tilted North Pole points away from the sun. The Northern Hemisphere has winter. The Southern Hemisphere has summer, because the South Pole is tipped towards the sun. But why are days longer in summer?
 
2     Again, the answer has to do with Earth's tilted axis. When we have summer, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. At noon, the sun is high in the sky. .....
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