2 – All the Seasons of Spring

by jillm

Welcome, listeners! In this podcast, we’re exploring what spring truly means. Spring is a time of renewal, and it’s often associated with flowers blooming, birds returning, and longer days. When I think of spring, I feel a sense of hope and renewal.

Let’s dive into the science behind spring. Our planet’s 23.5-degree tilt is responsible for the changing of seasons. As our Earth rotates around the sun, different hemispheres are exposed to the sun’s light. This results in the phenomenon of spring and the other seasons too. Astronomical spring, also known as the vernal equinox, is defined as the moment when the sun is directly over the equator.

We’re going to debunk a myth about spring and explore how other planets experience their seasons. From Venus to Saturn, each planet has its unique tilt and orbit, resulting in vastly different seasonal experiences. Uranus is in a league of its own!

We will also discuss meteorological spring and how it’s determined in different countries. In the United States, March, April, and May are considered spring months, while in Australia and New Zealand, spring is from September to November. It is more about the weather.

Remember, there’s a world of wonder out there waiting for you to explore.


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