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Seasons

Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

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Seasons Introduction:

A season is a division of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth’s axis relative to the plane of revolution. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant… In temperate and subpolar regions generally four calendar based seasons are recognized: spring, summer, autumn, and winter… In some tropical and subtropical regions it is more common to speak of the rainy (wet/monsoon) season versus the dry season… In some parts of the world, special “seasons” are loosely defined based upon important events such as a hurricane season, tornado season or a wildfire season. – Wikipedia

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Spring Introduction:

Spring is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition period between winter and summer. Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. The specific definition of “spring” as a season differs, however, among scientific disciplines such as astronomy and meteorology, and in cultural and human terms…. As it refers to climate and the earth’s tilt relative to the sun, spring days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. – Wikipedia

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Summer Introduction:

Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. It is marked by the longest days and shortest nights. The seasons start on different dates in different cultures based on astronomy and regional meteorology. However generally, when it is summer in the southern hemisphere it is winter in the northern hemisphere, and vice versa. In areas of the tropics and subtropics, the wet season occurs during the summer. Tropical cyclones develop and roam the tropical and subtropical oceans during the summer. In the interior of continents, thunderstorms are most likely to produce hail during the afternoon and evening. Schools have a summer break to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. – Wikipedia

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Autumn Introduction:

Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, usually in March (Southern Hemisphere) or September (Northern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier…. Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season…. The alternative word fall is now mostly a North American English word for the season…. Autumn is nonetheless preferred in scientific and often in literary contexts. – Wikipedia

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Winter Introduction:

Winter is the coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring. The season includes the time of year with the shortest days and longest nights. Meteorological winter is the season having the shortest days and the lowest average temperatures, which have the coldest weather. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere, and June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. – Wikipedia

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