Space: Seasons/Day&Night

We are learning why we have seasons and day and night. It is so cool!

on earth 1 day is 24 hours long

on Jupiter is 9 hours and 55 minuets

1 day is the time taken for the planet to rotate a full 360* on its axis.

Night time is when that part of the planet is in shadow (out of the sun’s light).

Day time is when that part of the planet is in the path of the sun’s light rays.

The length of the days and nights depends on the seasons.

There are different seasons because of how the earth is on a slight tilt of 23.5*. Winter will be cold and short days, and summer will be long and warm days.z

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