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Posted by Michael McNeil on September 9, 2001 10:13:39 UTC

The so called tilt is the angle of the North/South poles to the eccliptic.

The eccliptic is the line that the sun and earth make on the sky; ans S shaped path going through the constellations of the zodiac.

At the the top and bottom of the S bends the sun is overhead in the tropics. Half way through the S the sun is overhaed on the equator.

If that was the sole cause of the weather all you would need to forecast the weather is a callendar.

The moon is a greater effect on the weather or at least it is as intimately concerned with it as the sun. The moon is tilted to the eccliptic by 5 degrees and goes past the tropics by that much in some years. Some years it falls short of the tropics by 5 degrees. I'm not sure but i think that cycle is correspondent with the sunspot cycle.

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