Its mid-February, and I’m sure most everyone is sick of winter, but spring will be here before you know it. That makes me wonder how many people know or care about how we get our seasons. This is something that has fascinated me ever since I was a kid.
Let’s start with planet Earth and it’s axis. Earth’s axis is an imaginary pole going right through the center of Earth from “top” to “bottom.” This imaginary pole is tilted 23.4 degrees and always points in the same direction. Earth spins around this pole, making one complete turn each day. That is why we have day and night. Just that fact alone is awesome! Everyone gets their fair share. Continue reading