Why Are the Poles Colder Than the Equator?

Answer

The poles are colder than the Equator because the Sun is more directly positioned over the Equator as compared to the poles. This direct sunlight produces more heat in the Equatorial zone. But, at the poles, the closest the Sun ever gets to being directly overhead is about 66.5 degrees off.
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