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In praise of Earth’s axial tilt

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The Earth revolves in orbit around the sun over the course of a year. Earth’s axis is tilted 23.4 degrees from the plain of its orbit. It’s called the axial tilt or obliquity. As the planet revolves around the sun, north and south hemispheres change their attitude toward the sun because of the tilt. The result is the change of seasons. In winter, the northern hemisphere tilts away from the sun. In summer, the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun.

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