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Season's Greetings: The Change of Seasons

Season's Greetings: The Change of Seasons The United Kingdom blanketed in snow, Dec. 2010, and a view of much greener times. These images were taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer on NASA's Terra satellite.


December 21, 2010

The change of seasons on Earth has been a cause for celebration since time immemorial. Caused by the tilt of Earth's axis relative to its orbital plane around the sun, seasons have profound changes on our weather and climate. When seasons change, nature reacts differently, depending on location. Temperatures change, rain or snow falls, rivers may flood, to name just a few effects.

A new slide show, "The Change of Seasons: Views from Space," shows some of the ways seasonal change affects our planet, and invites you to share your own photos of seasonal change where you live: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/seasons.cfm .