The volume of daylight hours, depend upon the latitude and the theory of earth’s axis. Rotation of axis is skewed from the orbital line and it is always pointed in the same direction i.e. towards the Star in the North (Oberoi, 2017). This results in the variation of Earth’s axis, which is changing whole year, as the earth is revolving around the sun. sometimes, the Earth’s axis is pointing towards the sun and sometimes away from it. As this positioning is changing in the whole year, the Earth’s sunlight also changes upon any autonomy.
The orientation of axis leads to the variation and production of solar energy (Oberoi, 2017). This causes a change in climate difference in the intensity of the sun’s light, which is reaching Earth’s bed, and affects the quantity of hours and the daylight. This variation in the heat intensity is because the position at which the rays of sun hit the Earth’s surface, are constantly changing with period of the year.
Practically, when you shine a flashlight on any wall, the area where the light hits, it either grows or shrinks, depending on if there is any object between it or not. Same is with the Earth’s axis, where the sun’s energy is spread out depending on the different geographic areas, when the sunshine hits the Earth. In summer, it is more intense, because the sun is greater in the sky in summers.
This spinning of Earth, also ellaborates the cycle of day and night. The shifting of the Earth’s axis also tells about the span of the day. In different winter hemisphere, daylight hours are the shortest. Likely, in summer, daylight hours are the longest (Gurel, Eryılmaz & McDermott, 2015). In comparison to summer and winter solstice, the amount of daylight hours is decreased. If this rate of decrease is high, higher will be the latitude. Fewer the sunlight hours, colder will be the nights, which happens in winter, where the sunlight hours are the lowest.
The spinning of Earth also tells about the number of hours in a day, which are twenty four hours in the current world. As Earth is orbiting the sun, it spins with the axis, once every 24 hours in day. This variation is gradually fluctuating based on time. In 650 AD, 22 hours were counted in a day.
The misconception made in the modern world, is the same as discussed. People think that the daylight hours in summer are more than in winter. Which is somewhat true. But, they don’t know that this concept is followed by science (Gurel, Eryılmaz & McDermott, 2015). Science explains why this happens, because the sun is more closer to the earth in summer than in winter.
When the a person sits near a fire, feels more heat than a person sitting far away from the fire. This explains, that Earth’s axis determine, that the Earth comes near the sun in summer. Due to this reason, there is more heat in summer than in winter. This reason also results in more hours of daylight than night. Usually, in winter sun rises at four in the morning and sits at five in the evening. But, in summer, it rises at six in the morning and sets at about seven in the evening. This is due to the changing methods our science has created. Different geographical areas, come across different climate affects. In middle east, there is more warm climate in July. But, in America there is not much of a hot weather in july as compared to the middle east countries. Due to the axis Earth, every day sun rests one minute after the previous day. It means if sun rested at 6:03 PM the previous day, it will rest 6:04 PM today, and 6:05 PM the next day. This is the theory of science which cleary explains the misconceptions created today.
Gurel, D. K., Eryılmaz, A., & McDermott, L. C. (2015). A Review and Comparison of Diagnostic Instruments to Identify Students’ Misconceptions in Science. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 11(5).
Oberoi, M. (2017). Review of Literature on Student’s Misconceptions in Science. International Journal Of Scientific Research And Education, 5(03).