What Causes Different Seasons?

So what causes the different seasons?

Here’s what NASA have to say:

Earth’s tilted axis causes the seasons. Throughout the year different parts of the Earth receive the Sun’s most direct rays. So, when the North Pole tilts towards the Sun, it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere. And when the South Pole tilts towards the Sun it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

So why on earth does the Earth tilt? Find out more on NASA's web site What Causes the Seasons?. Spoiler alert, the Earth took a gigantic hit!

Here’s a great video to sum it all up from the BBC - When Does Spring Begin?.

Now learn more by reading 10 Facts About Spring from the MetOffice to impress your friends and family.

Jock o' Bennachie

Jock’s jokes:

What did the tree say to spring? - What a re-leaf!

Which season is best to go on a trampoline? - Spring!

This is part of the All About Spring information.