Why Is It Hotter near the Equator?

Answer

There are a number of reasons why it is hotter near the equator. The chief factor is that the sun is at a rather slant angle at the poles when the sun is overhead at the equator. Another factor is absorption and scattering of sunshine as it passes through the atmosphere.
Q&A Related to "Why Is It Hotter near the Equator"
It's always hot near the equator because the equator always get direct sunlight whether it is summer or winter because it's near the middle of the earth. So that means that Peru is
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_it_hotter_near_th...
The short answer is that it doesn't. The seasons are a result of the tilt of the Earth's rotational axis with relation to the orbital plane, as shown in the following image from Wikipedia
http://www.quora.com/When-is-summer-and-winter-at-...
It is all due to the earths axil tilt of about 23 degrees. This means that the sun's radiation which warms the earth will have further to travel and therefore pass through more gasses
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201108...
The places closer to the equator are warmer because the sun rays are mainly shined in that area. Not because the sun is closer to this area, which is wrong the sun isn't closer to
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why+are+places+near+the+...
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: why is it hotter near the equator
The equator is generally hotter than other parts of the Earth because it receives direct sunlight year-round.
Explore this Topic
It is hotter at the equator than at the poles because the equator receives more sunshine which heats the earth than the pole region. The equator receives direct ...
It is so hot near the equator because the sun is overhead at the equator. As the hot air rises, there's an empty area near the surface of the land or ocean and ...
It is warm near the equator because the sun rays are mainly focused around the equatorial region. That is, it receives the highest intensity of sunlight, as the ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com