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Northern and Southern Hemispheres

 Original Earth Image Photo: NASA

Original Earth Image Photo: NASA
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Does everyone have spring, summer, fall, and winter at the same time? No! The southern half (southern hemisphere) of the earth is just the opposite of the northern hemisphere. When it is summer in the northern hemisphere, it is winter in the southern hemisphere. What season is it where you are now? What season would it be in the opposite hemisphere?

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