Fact or Fiction
Answer to last week’s Fact or Fiction question!
It’s hotter in the summertime because the Earth is closer to the sun: Fact or Fiction?
Fiction: The Earth is actually closer to the sun in January, and farthest from the sun in July. It’s not the distance from the sun that causes the change in seasons, but our position relative to the sun. The Earth is tilted at a 23.5-degree angle to its orbit around the sun. In the summer, even though it’s slightly further from the sun, the northern hemisphere is tilted so the sun’s rays hit it more directly than they do in the wintertime, which is what makes it hotter. Because the days are longer in the summertime, the sun also has more time to heat up the Earth. The Earth’s tilt is also why the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere.
This week’s Fact or Fiction question….
Watering potted bulbs with gin or vodka will prevent the flowers from flopping over: Fact or Fiction?
The answer to this week’s Fact or Fiction will be available on Friday Aug10th