Kay asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 1 month ago

Why are there 4 seasons?

I know the 4 seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. But why do we have them? I don't think there's that much difference between Summer or Autumn. Why not just have two seasons?

7 Answers

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    That division suits the general weather and day-length patterns in middle to high latitudes, though some cultures in those parts count six seasons. You probably live in that sort of part of the world.

    In other parts of the world there are just two seasons - the dry season and the wet season.

  • 1 month ago



    The four seasons happen because of the tilt of the Earth's axis. At different times of the year, the sun's rays hit different parts of the globe more directly. The angle of the Earth's axis tilts the Northern Hemisphere towards the sun during the summer.

    thank you .

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because of math. The Spring Equinox. The Summer Solstice. The Autumal   Equinox. The Winter Solstice. The Seasons start on or very near those events. England tells the world when it happens. They are in charge of the time,to the split second, seasons, and the very degrees of where you are on Earth.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    wrong forum.  belongs in earth science & geology

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  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Many places don't have four distinct seasons, some have more and some have fewer. But in Europe and particularly the UK there are broadly speaking four seasons, so that's what you get if you speak English.

  • 1 month ago

    Its part of ancient human farming culture 

    Spring-- Planting of crops

    Summer-- Growth cycle of crops

    Autumn-- Harvest cycle 

    Winter-- No crops

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Tilt of the Earth with respect to the sun.

    Then add the ground and moisture about heat absorption and release.

    Elevation affects it also.

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