The Seasons and the Earth's Orbit - Milankovitch Cycles
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/seasons_orbit.php

Astronomical Applications Department, US Naval Observatory


The Astronomical Applications Department (AAD) of the U.S. Naval Observatory computes, from fundamental astronomical reference data, the position, brightness, and other observable characteristics of celestial bodies, as well as the circumstances of astronomical phenomena. This page describes the Earth's orbit, seasons and their relation to Milankovitch cycles. Users can also follow links to the AAD's publications, data services, software, FAQ and research.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Lunar and Planetary Science
Grade Level: General Public
Topics: Solar system, Atmosphere