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Dear 100 Hour Board,

So, last night I was thinking about winter. Winter solstice is december 21st, right? And that day is the shortest of the year based hours of daylight? If yes to both, why on earth does it keep getting colder and colder until february? My understanding was always that day length and tempurature were both caused by the orientation of the earth with regards to the sun. If that's the case, shouldn't the sun be hitting us from a warmer and warmer angle starting when the days begin to be longer and longer?


A: Dear Buggy,

See Board Question #2631.

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