Earth's Tilt Diagram

Use this diagram and information to create a small poster explaining how the Earth's tilt causes the seasons.

Winter Solstice
Northern Hemisphere is tilted AWAY from Sun.  We are getting less radiation and energy from Sun. 
Summer Solstice in Southern Hemisphere
Shortest day of year.  Summer in Southern Hemisphere.

Summer Solstice
Northern Hemisphere is tilted TOWARDS the Sun.  We get greatest amount of solar radiation of year.  Longest day of year. 
24 hours of daylight at North Pole, 0 hours South Pole.  Winter in Southern Hemisphere

Spring Equinox
Neither hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun.  Equal day and night all over world.  March 21.

Fall Equinox
Neither hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun.  12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.  Sun shines on Equator. 

Rotation- Earth spinning on Axis-causes day and night

Revolution-Earth orbiting around the Sun.  Takes 365 days.  One year.

Seasons are always opposite in Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Seasons are caused by the TILT!

Earth's tilt is 23.5 degrees