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Summer Solstice is here: Breathtaking NASA pics show what solstice looks like from space

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It is a popular myth the seasons change depending on how close the Earth is to the Sun.

But the truth is the seasons change because of Earth’s rotation, orbit and axis tilt.

And you can see this tilt in effect from space!

NASA explained: “Earth orbits at an angle, so half the year, the Northern Hemisphere is titled towards the Sun – this is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

“The other half of the year, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun, creating winter in the north and summer in the south.”



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