|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
Esther, I am sorry this answer will get to you a day late, but I just recieved it this morning (8/18). The answer to your question however depends on where you live. Circling the Earth are imaginary lines. These lines are called the LATITUDE. At "0" latitude you are at the Equator. Here you will get nearly 12 hour of sunlight and 12 hour of darkness all year long each day. As you move towards the North or South Poles you also move UP in latitude. The further away from the equator you go the greater the differance in the number of hours of light and dark. When you get to 90 degrees of latitue you are the North or South Pole. Here you will get 24 hours of light in the summer and 24 hours of dark in the winter each day. Depending on where you are in terms of latitude, you will get something in between the cycle of the equator and the cycle at the poles.
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