Thursday, September 22, 2011

SEASONS

A Season is a division of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology and hours of daylight

Seasons result from the yearly revolution of the Earth around the sun and the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to the plane of revolution in temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or migrate, and plants be dormant.

During May, June and July, the northern hemisphere is exposed to more direct sunlight, because the hemisphere faces the Sun. The same is true of the southern hemisphere in November, December and January. It is the tilt of the Earth that causes the Sun to be higher in the sky during the summer months which increases the solar flux. However, due to seasonal lag, June, July and August are the hottest months in the northern hemisphere and December, January and February are the hottest months in the southern hemisphere.

In some tropical and subtropical regions it is more common to speak of the rainy (or wet or monsoon) season versus the dry season because the amount of precipitation may vary more dramatically then the average temperature. For example in Nicaragua the dry season (November to April) is called summer and the rainy season (May to October) is called winter even though it is located in the northern hemisphere.

In other tropical areas a three-way division into hot, rainy and cool season is used. In some parts of the world special seasons are loosely defined based on important events such as a hurricane season, tornado season and wildfire season.

You may go to Google and learn more, here is the link;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season


11 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Very interesting and a joy to read Margaret.

Thanks for your visits and comments.

Yvonne.

Gigi Ann said...

My favorite seasons are Autumn and Spring. I am not a fan of the super hot humid weather of Summer, or the cold deep-freeze weather of Winter. However, since I live where I have all four seasons, I have learnt to adjust. In the Summer the A/C comes on, and in Winter the Heater and afghans keep me warm.

A New Beginning said...

Thanks for such an informative post Margaret!
Have a great day!

thesouthernladycooks.com said...

Great info. Like you, I love autumn and spring. It is supposed to be in the 30s at night here over the weekend. We may even get some frost. Fall is in Kentucky! Hope you have a good weekend. Love and hugs.

Ellen said...

Our lives in the Philippines revolve around the two seasons of -- dry and wet. Our summers are humidly hot and our rainy season strewn with typhoons. Thank you for your interesting post. Blessings to you and your family.

shooting star said...

I like all seasons in their glory!!

Becky said...

I do love the change of the seasons, and I guess when I was young I loved winter, but the older I get the less I like it.
Hope all is well with you and your family Margaret.
B.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Another fun post Margaret! I always think it's strange how the sun is brightest in the winter but the coldest. I had to turn my heat on this morning to get the chill off the house it was so cool. LOL...it took me 5 days to recover from the party. I had not danced in years. What fun we had in spite of the crummy weather. Your seeds are on the way. xoxo

romance-of-roses said...

Margaret, I enjoy the change in seasons, however, my very favorite is spring. It's like a new beginning of things. You always write such interesting and informative posts. Hugs...Lu

Kay said...

I'm here in Illinois in Fall now and just glorying in the colors all around me. I miss the change in seasons when we're in Hawaii.

Patty said...

Be careful mixing vitamins and minerals plus herbs with prescription medicines. Have a great week-end.

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