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Why is it dark in Antarctica all day in the winter and light all day and night in summer?


Question asked by: knowitall

This is due to the position of a point on earth relative to the sun.

If you look at the globe, and look at a model of the position of the sun, then you can see how it works.

If you use a light for the sun and rotate the earth, you will see what areas are in shadow - it is as simple as that - and some places have much more shadow at some times of the year than others.

So it is the position on earth relative to the sun that causes the difference in hours of light and dark.

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