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Old 01-26-2005, 10:37 AM   #5
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I agree partially, Bozos -- the differing seasons are caused by proximity to the sun, and because of the tilted axis, different parts of the world experience them at different times of the year. When it's winter, your part of the globe is tilted away from the sun. When it's summer, you're tilted toward it. The difference, although slight, is enough to give us the seasons.

If there were no tilt, then every part of the earth would maintain their season all year long. They wouldn't have the same season as other regions, but they wouldn't have any real variation. That's why the equatorial regions tend to remain warmer, and the polar regions tend to fluctuate more.
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