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Q: Why is the summer longer than the winter in the number of days?

The Answer

Last update 2022.01.16

The earth revolves around the sun in an elliptical orbit, and the earth reaches its closest point to the sun in early January of each year, that is, during the winter season in the northern hemisphere, when the earth moves faster in the orbit, and winter passes during fewer days ( 89 days)

 

During the summer, the Earth passes at its farthest point from the sun, in early July, when the Earth moves in its orbit more slowly, and the summer continues for more days (94 days).

The opposite occurs in the Southern Hemisphere, where the Southern Hemisphere winter is about five days longer than the Southern Hemisphere winter.

 

Why is the summer longer than the winter in the number of days?