Misconception WCM015:

The sun's changing temperature is the reason it is cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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WC026003

The sun warms the surface of the earth less in winter because the angle at which sunlight strikes the earth is smaller in the winter.

32%