# Seasons????

• 10-07-06, 10:08 AM
giantcfr1
Seasons????
Ok, I need to know how seasons work around the world. For example, A friend of mine is in California and I am in Japan. We are both in Autumn, and Australia is in Spring. What area in the world is currently in Summer and Winter? please helppppppppp.:o
• 10-07-06, 10:15 AM
gbcb
I guess it would be heading quickly into winter in the far north, but I don't think the seasons really work like that. All four seasons don't need to exist at the same time. So it's Autumn in most of the Northern Hemisphere, Spring in most of the Southern, the Equator is pretty much as it always is, and that's about it. Does that make sense?
• 10-07-06, 10:22 AM
KingTermite
You see.....there is this little imaginary line that goes laterally (0 deg lattitude) that is called the equator. This imaginary line divides the world into a top half (northern hemisphere) and a bottom half (southern hemisphere).

The earth also has a tilt mechanism where during part of the year it tilts toward the sun (starting at summer solstice), and part of the year it tilts away from the sun (winter solstice).

During the part of the hemisphere you are in tilts toward the sun (when you pass the summer solstice) you are in the summer season, and when the part of the hemisphere you are in tilts away the sun (when you pass the winter solstice) you are in the winter season.

The northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere are opposites because when the hemisphere you are in tilts toward the sun, the other end by default tilts away from the sun. Because in Japan you are in the northern hemisphere, you are tilting away from the sun right now (just passed winter solstice), and in Austrailia, the southern hemisphere, they are now pointing toward the sun.

Make sense?
• 10-07-06, 10:26 AM
giantcfr1
Thunks. You guys are tops d(^o*)
• 10-07-06, 10:43 AM
gbcb
Thank KT, not me... He actually put some thought into his answer :D
• 10-07-06, 10:53 AM
KingTermite
Amazing I still remember all that junk from life science in like 4rth grade or so. ;)
• 10-07-06, 11:04 AM
....and just imagine, if the earth were not tilted no where on earth would experience change of seasons. Your climate, depending on your latitude, would pretty much be identical the entire year. Except on the polar ends everyone would experience exactly 12 hours of sun up and 12 hours of no sun every single day.....now that would be boring....:)
• 10-07-06, 11:08 AM
Minesbroken
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
You see.....there is this little imaginary line that goes laterally (0 deg lattitude) that is called the equator. This imaginary line divides the world into a top half (northern hemisphere) and a bottom half (southern hemisphere).

The earth also has a tilt mechanism where during part of the year it tilts toward the sun (starting at summer solstice), and part of the year it tilts away from the sun (winter solstice).

During the part of the hemisphere you are in tilts toward the sun (when you pass the summer solstice) you are in the summer season, and when the part of the hemisphere you are in tilts away the sun (when you pass the winter solstice) you are in the winter season.

The northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere are opposites because when the hemisphere you are in tilts toward the sun, the other end by default tilts away from the sun. Because in Japan you are in the northern hemisphere, you are tilting away from the sun right now (just passed winter solstice), and in Austrailia, the southern hemisphere, they are now pointing toward the sun.

Make sense?

actually the earth is closer to the sun in winter and further away in the summer on it's axis. it is the angle at wich the light enter's the atmosphere that makes the difference. :) little known science fact.
• 10-07-06, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Minesbroken
actually the earth is closer to the sun in winter and further away in the summer on it's axis. it is the angle at wich the light enter's the atmosphere that makes the difference. :) little known science fact.

You mean for us Northernites?
• 10-07-06, 01:09 PM
free_pizza
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Amazing I still remember all that junk from life science in like 4rth grade or so. ;)

dont lie, you googled that before posting!! :D
• 10-07-06, 01:13 PM
KingTermite
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Originally Posted by free_pizza
dont lie, you googled that before posting!! :D

Under many circumstances that would be true...but I do know that. Mainly because I live in such a hot place I sooooooo look forward to the winter so I can ride in the afternoon.
• 10-07-06, 09:14 PM
We've got several seasons. We've got autumn, early winter, deep winter, late winter, spring, mud season, black fly season, and summer week.
• 10-08-06, 06:41 AM
giantcfr1
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We've got several seasons. We've got autumn, early winter, deep winter, late winter, spring, mud season, black fly season, and summer week.

• 10-08-06, 07:58 AM
KingTermite
Down here we have alligator season. :)
• 10-08-06, 08:05 AM
TexasGuy
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Down here we have alligator season. :)

Isn't that a 24/7 season now?
• 10-08-06, 09:56 AM
KingTermite
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Isn't that a 24/7 season now?

Not that I know of, but I'm not a hunter so I don't keep up with those things.

I remember a few months ago there being news stories about it being the first day of alligator season, and all the hunters were gearing up to do their part to reduce their population.
• 10-09-06, 05:56 PM
Mr. Gear Jammer
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Ok, I need to know how seasons work around the world. For example, A friend of mine is in California and I am in Japan. We are both in Autumn, and Australia is in Spring. What area in the world is currently in Summer and Winter? please helppppppppp.:o

I beleive South America is still in Summer and i think Alaska is currently starting winter or maybe it is Russia not sure.
• 10-09-06, 06:28 PM
jsharr
In Texas we have cool = winter (dec., jan, feb) , hot = spring (mar, apr. may), hotter than hell (june, july, aug., sept.) = summer, less hot = fall (oct., nov.)
• 10-09-06, 07:22 PM
Portis
I didn't pay attention in school so I have to rely on my G.Q. (google quotiant) http://www.morehead.unc.edu/Shows/EMS/seasons.htm