Answer to Question #142277 in Other Geography for javier

Question #142277
Why do the north and south poles have 6 months of winter (darkness) and 6 months of sunshine, rather than regular seasons?
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2020-11-16T09:14:30-0500

It depends on the angle at which a certain part of earth is inclined toward the sun. Poles have 6 months of sun or darkness because they are at the top of a sphere. Thus, while one pole is fully covered by sunlight, the other one is in complete darkness.


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