Weather Fundamentals

The Seasons

Does the Earth’s tilt ever change

Yes. Our planet actually wobbles a bit, like a spinning top running out of steam. Currently, the “axial tilt” of our planet is about 23.5 degrees, which is somewhere in the middle of its total capable range of 22.1 to 24.5 degrees. The change in tilt occurs over a period of about 41,000 years.


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