Why are there seasons?

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Why are there seasons?
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Hebrew words used in this page can be found in Bible Concordances.

The earth is a circle.
22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: Isaiah 40:22

The circular earth is leaning over in space.
7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Job 26:7

7 He [natah..extend, (to) stretch (forth, out), stretch down, be stretched out, outstretched, (to) be stretched forth, spread (out), be spread forth, cause to yield, (to cause to) incline, bowing (down), bow (self, down), [(incl. mor. deflection);] (go, let) down, lay (self down), decline, turn (in to, down, aside, away), be turned, (take, carry) aside, overthrow (-n), be gone, put away, prolong, intend, shew, show, apply, deliver, wrest, pervert, pitch, afternoon, with yom, offer with al. See: Decline i.e sur..removing to and fro, turn (aside, away, back, in), be taken (from, away,) be (departed, gone away, gone aside, be (taken, taken away), depart (depart away from), go (aside, away)..satah..decline, go aside, turn..natah, & pervet: natah, Youngs.] stretcheth out the [tsaphon.. gloomy, dark, hidden, unknown, north, (north, northern) side, northward, north wind.] north [al..(forth out) of, (from) (off), among, between, beside (the rest of), (as) against, (with a downward aspect), over, above, (up-) on, according (-ly) to, because of, beyond the time, both and, by (reason), had the charge of, concerning (for), in (that), than, through (-out), to, touching, after, with, and, as, at. upside down with panim.] over the [tohu..confusion, a desolation (of surface), without form, (in) vain, vanity, nothing, (thing of ) nought, worthless thing, empty place, waste, desert, wilderness.] empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Job 26:7

The top side of the earth and the bottom side of the earth which are called the North and the South Poles are always cold because the light and the heat of the sun does not shine directly above them.

The earth is hangeth on nothing in space.
7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Job 26:7

The earth is turning upside down in space.
24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. Isaiah 24:1

The earth which is turning upside down in space, is travelling around the sun (a great hot light) which is travelling in a continual circuit from one end of the Milky Way Galaxy to the other in space.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:16,17

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. Psalm 19:4-6

The circular earth is leaning over in space, it is hanging on nothing, it is rotating towards the sun (east), it travels along with the sun and the moon, in a circuit around the Milky Way Galaxy.

The earth travels around the sun in a shape which is like an oval. It takes the earth one year, which is made up of 365 days and 6 hours, to travel around the sun.

There are four seasons in a year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Draw an oval on a piece of paper. Draw a straight line from one end of the oval to the other end of the oval. Find the center of the straight line, and draw another line across the middle of the oval. Draw the sun (a circle) in the middle of the oval. These four quarters represent the seasons which happen upon the earth as the earth travels around the sun. Each quarter represents a season which is made up of 91 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes.

The sun is a round spinning ball of burning gases. Heat and light travel into space in all directions from the round sun. Because the earth is also round the heat from the sun is more concentrated on the dome of the earth, that is the rounded section of the earth which is closest to the dome, (rounded section) of the burning sun. This area of the earth is called the Equator. Because the earth which is orbiting the sun is leaning over in space, the top and the bottom sections of the earth receive less warmth and light from the sun.

As the earth travels around the sun the earth remains in it's tilted position, and one tilted section of the earth is pointed towards the sun while the other tilted section of the earth is facing away from the sun.
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When this happens in those section of the earth, one pole is having summer while the other pole is having winter. When the earth has travelled quarter (91 days 7 hours and 30 minutes) of its journey from one pole around the sun, both poles are warm, because their seasons have changed, one from Winter to Spring, and the other from Summer to Autumn, however, the pole which was in its dimly lit position in space, (had been in winter) is now travelling towards more of the sun's light and warmth (Summer), while the pole that was in more of the sun's warmth and light (Summer) is now travelling towards the cold, that dimly lit position in space (Winter).

Days and night are lengthened and shortened as the earth travels around the sun.