While we might sometimes feel like the seasons don’t make sense, they actually follow a pattern that has been observed by scientists for centuries. That’s why our weather is so predictable! Here are some of the natural factors that determine when each season comes and goes.
How Many Seasons are There in a Year?
There are four seasons in a year, not three, but is typically divided into the seasons of spring (March through May), summer (June through August), fall (September to November) and winter (December).
Spring begins when days become warmer and nights become cooler. Vegetation starts waking up from its slumber as daylight hours increase. Mid-spring usually signals the arrival of blooming flowers like crocuses and tulips.
When the days begin to get shorter and the trees start shedding their leaves, fall is in full swing. This season usually arrives with cooler temperatures and occasionally some rain or snow.
Summer typically comes when it gets hotter, so heat waves may occur often that lead to severe weather conditions like tornadoes. As vegetation transitions into summertime blooming mode, most animals hibernate for winter months because they are not immune to extreme
heat and cold. Fallout from dust storms (caused by the arid desert landscape) can make it seem like it’s summer year-round when temperatures are consistently high.
Winter is definitely the most well-known season, though sometimes snow covers much of North America as early as November! It also means rainfall may become more prevalent during some periods in between winter months that usually lack precipitation.
How is the day Length Figured?
The day length is typically measured as how many days there are in a year where the sun must rise above the horizon.
The shortest day of the year is around 6 hours, while winter solstice rises at 8
hours and 45 minutes to each day. On average, summer solstice rises at 11 hours and 43 minutes leaving a difference of about three hours between them (from 12hours on the longest sunset in June to about 10:30am on the shortest sunrise in January).
Spring Solstice typically rises as soon as 9 am
Winter morning is around 8am or earlier
Fall morning from when plants start changing color usually lasts until noon. Spring usually
ends and starts around 1pm in the afternoon.
Summer day mostly lasts until about 5 or 6 pm
Day length is 7 hours and 43 minutes for all seasons on average.
The climate of North America is diverse. It may be changing because of human activity such as the pollution being caused by daily life or global warming phenomenon, but it should not cause extreme weather conditions that make each season different than others or lead to significant drought and intense snowfall in some regions.
The length of each season can be predicted on a yearly basis, but certain growing conditions vary because weather patterns are as complex as our hormones.
All Seasons: The average day length for all seasons is 7 hours and 43 minutes per calendar year. Spring Solstice typically rises at about 9 am and sunset from when plants start changing color lasts until late in the winter solstice around 8 pm.
Which Season is Best for Traveling?
Fall Season: Fall is a good time to travel because the weather becomes very comfortable and colorful. There are also many people going on vacation during this season as well which can make it financially better for some by not having to pay airfare or hotel rates as much.
Fall is typically beginning around September 21st and ends around November 25th each year,
therefore, six months of fall in that timeframe make up one full cycle (from September 22nd to December 23rd).
Correct Order of Seasons, according to the Vedas, each season has its own characteristics. The four seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter. They occur in a definite order. Winter is the coldest season of the year and is followed by spring which is the most pleasant season. Summer comes next and then autumn. Spring is considered as a time of renewal and this is also called Uttara-ratham (the last half of the year). Winter being cold and dry follows it immediately.
Why do we have seasons in the first place?
One theory for the existence of seasons is to synchronize Earth with the changing amount of sunlight and other natural factors so that there are plant, animal and human beings accessible from all sides.
What is a month?
A month can be defined by following two different systems: seasonal or sidereal. The difference between these definitions relies primarily on one variable – whether or not you’re using an artificial year as your time-period (in this case, the sidereal system does not correspond to an astronomic year and instead continues in correlation with the vernal equinox).
What is the correct order of seasons?
Spring: Spring is the season that starts on March 21 and ends on May 20.
Summer: Summer is the season that starts on June 21 and ends on September 22.
Fall: Fall is the season that starts on September 23 and ends on December 21.
Winter: Winter is the season that starts on December 22 and ends on February 19.