December 21 2020

The First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter begins on either December 21 or December 22. Winter is the season between fall and spring. During the winter months, the Northern Hemisphere gets less direct sunlight and fewer hours of daylight. The weather gets much cooler.

Parts of North America get a lot of snow in winter. Some lakes freeze over, and many trees lose their leaves. Winter continues through January, February, and part of March.

Question 1
Why does the weather get much cooler in the Northern Hemisphere in winter?

Question 2
Why do you think some lakes freeze over?

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