How does latitude affect the seasons?

1 Answer
Feb 4, 2016

Latitude affects the degree to which the earth's tilt receives sunlight, and thus the heating power of the sun.


The Poles and the Equator have essentially constant temperatures, affected only by day/night cycles. Between them (the latitudes), the angle of the sun throughout the year changes enough to create major cyclic variations in the day/night cycle temperatures that we call our seasons.