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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Describe the changes we would experience in the summer and winter temperatures if the tilt of the Earth's axis increased to 45 degrees. ?

Explain why these changes would occur. What are the differences between this hypothetical case and current reality?

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    With a tilt greater than our current 23.5 degrees, solar exposure during the summer would be increased, and sunlight would be more direct at higher latitudes.  24-hour daylight would extend much further from the pole from the polar region, further increasing temperatures. 

    During the winter, 24-hour night would be equally as far from the pole, allowing that area to radiate it's heat to space. 

    Combined, this would mean a greater temperature range, and more extreme weather for the planet. Ocean currents would likely be changed seasonally, creating more severe rain storms/monsoons, and likewise far drier deserts. 

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