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seasons of the year click to hear : seasons of the year

Periodic climate changes over the course of a year; they are a function of the Earth’s inclination toward the Sun and its rotation around it.
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Sun autumnal equinox autumn winter solstice winter summer summer solstice spring vernal equinox

Sun click to hear : Sun

Source of the Earth’s heat.

autumnal equinox click to hear : autumnal equinox

At the equinoxes, day and night are of equal length; the autumnal (fall) equinox is on September 22 or 23 in the Northern hemisphere.

autumn click to hear : autumn

Season between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.

winter solstice click to hear : winter solstice

Shortest day of the year; it falls on December 21 or 22 in the Northern hemisphere.

winter click to hear : winter

Season between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox.

summer click to hear : summer

Season between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox.

summer solstice click to hear : summer solstice

Longest day of the year; it falls on June 21 or 22 in the Northern hemisphere.

spring click to hear : spring

Season between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice.

vernal equinox click to hear : vernal equinox

At the equinoxes, day and night are of equal length; the vernal (spring) equinox is on March 20 or 21 in the Northern hemisphere.