Reasons for the Seasons Ted-Ed

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Ted-Ed Reasons for the Seasons


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1. The poles of the planet experience many months in a row when the Sun never sets. Why are the North and South poles still relatively cold during these times?

  1. The sun is still low in the sky, so solar intensity is low

  2. The Sun is low in the sky so solar intensity is high

  3. The poles were cooling for six months with no sunlight, and it takes a long time to warm up

  4. Both a and c are correct

2. Currently, the Earth's rotational axis is tilted by how many degrees?

  1. 66.5

  2. 23.5

  3. 40

  4. 90

3. In the northern hemisphere, the Sun reaches the greatest height in the sky at solar noon on which day?

  1. The autumnal equinox

  2. The vernal equinox

  3. The summer solstice

  4. The winter solstice

4. Seasonal change is a result of:

  1. changes in daylight hours throughout the year

  2. changes in solar intensity throughout the year

  3. the axial tilt of the Earth

  4. All of the above

5. The Earth is closest to the Sun during the month of:

  1. July

  2. March

  3. January

  4. September