Why is it that we have the different seasons of the year?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. Myn Is Me profile image69
    Myn Is Meposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that we have the different seasons of the year?


  2. MickS profile image66
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Because that is the way Mother Nature designed the system.

  3. Anishpat profile image80
    Anishpatposted 7 years ago

    The short answer: because the Earth is tilted on its axis by 23 degrees. read more

  4. DanaTeresa profile image81
    DanaTeresaposted 7 years ago

    It is man's need to organize things. We saw the changes in nature (due to the processes so nicely explained in another answer) and figured out that they could be neatly grouped into seasons to divide up the year... This got me thinking. Living in Upstate NY USA I am very used to four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. But what about places where it is more like two, Rainy and Dry for example. Do people still pay much attention to those four seasons or is it more just something on the calendar that doesn't mean all that much?

  5. MisterH profile image60
    MisterHposted 7 years ago

    In answer to DanaTeresa, I moved to Singapore from Britain where we clearly have four seasons (sometimes in one day).  Singapore, however, being virtually on the equator has no seasons at all.  Ever.  The weather forecast everyday is 31 degrees, high humidity and a chance of rain.  Bizarrely, though, all the clothing shops here run through their seasonal ranges so that in September, we start getting displays with winter coats in.  It's weird.
    As to everything else, you do sort of forget what the seasons are and what they're about.  It's sad and I miss it very much.

  6. Bits-n-Pieces profile image80
    Bits-n-Piecesposted 7 years ago

    Imagine the sun to be an electric lamp fixed by strings at the center of a very large hoop, laid flatwise, but somewhat tilted. The hoop represents the path taken by the earth round the sun, and the earth is represented by a spherical spinning-top moving along a groove in the upper side of the hoop. Then picture the top making a circuit of the hoop once in a year.

    Twice during the year it will be level, or nearly level, with the lamp, and its upper and lower halves be lit equally. These periods are like our spring and autumn. When the top is at the highest point of the hoop, its lower half is lighted more strongly than its upper half. This position corresponds to midsummer in the southern hemisphere of the earth ; and to midwinter in the northern hemisphere. On the other hand, the northern hemisphere has reached midsummer, and the southern hemisphere midwinter, when the top has got to the lowest point of its path.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)