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originally posted by: Thorsen
a reply to: F4guy
That didn't really answer my question though? I mean, I do realize that the distance from the earth to the sun doesn't affect the seasons, but that isver n't what I was saying. I'm talking about the earth's inclination towards the sun (North and South, etc.), which is what causes the seasons effect. Am I missing something really obvious here or..?
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: Thorsen
It has to do with the moons orbit.
Roughly, one half of the year the moon is situated closer to the Southern Hemisphere, and its gravity pulls that part of the earth closer to the sun.
And vice versa.