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quote:Originally posted by daveshortsTake an orange (or the household spherical object of your choice), then draw a line around the middle like an equator. now light the orange from one side -
quote:Originally posted by BassThe equator always has 12 hours sunlight and 12 hours dark each day. The equator is the only great circle perpendicular to the earthís axis of rotation. No matter what time of year, the great circle of the equator will bisect the great circle of the sunís illumination (think of a half moon)- so it will always remain half in the circle of illumination and half out- 12 hours each.
quote:Originally posted by LuskyThere is the same amount of daylight (on the equator) in summer and winter. Please, in basic words, could you explain why this is? P.S. Atheists rule