What causes the seasons?

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Veritasium
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Science
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Classroom Teacher / Educator
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What causes the seasons?

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There are a few persistent misconceptions about what causes the seasons. Most believe it is the distance between the Earth and sun which varies to give us seasonal temperature variations. However it is actually the directness of the sun's rays leading to more intense sunshine in summer and less in winter.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium