Presentation on theme: "SEASONS V. Cruz. Seasons change depending on the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth as it revolves around the Sun."— Presentation transcript:
SEASONS V. Cruz
Seasons change depending on the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth as it revolves around the Sun.
Indirect Sunlight Direct Sunlight Light is spread over a larger area (scattered) and it is less intense. Light covers a smaller area and it is more intense.
Summer solstice June The hemisphere that is tilted toward the Sun receives more direct sunlight. The Sun rays are less scattered. Direct Sunlight
Summer solstice June The Sun is visible for 24 hours in the Arctic Circle in June.
Winter Solstice December Indirect sunlight
Indirect Sunlight Indirect sunlight
During fall and spring the Earth’s axis is parallel to the sun. The northern and southern hemispheres get equal amount of sunlight. Vernal Equinox (Spring) –March 20 Autumnal Equinox (Fall) – September 22 Sunlight
September 22 Autumnal Equinox March 20 Vernal Equinox June 20 Summer Solstice December 20 Winter Solstice Indirect Sunlight Direct Sunlight