Daisy wanted Professor Poppy Q to answer her question - why is it summer where I live and winter where you are?
Professor Poppy q says - Thanks Daisy that is a very interesting question to ask. Of course we all know that you live in the US in the northern hemisphere. I of course live in New Zealand, and that is in the Southern Hemisphere.
To answer our question I had to put my thinking cap on - then I realised that I didn't have one. But here is a picture of a prototype I am working on (and went to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season).
Apparently our little lonely planet spins around tilted on its axis (appoximately at a 23 degree angle). This means that at any time of the year one part of the planet is directly exposed to the sun (making it summer there) and one away from the sun (making it winter there
Seasons are then opposite in each hemisphere. So while you northern hemisphere kittycats are sweltering in the heat. Us southern hemisphere pussycats are having our winter. So we have our summers on the beach - eating shrimps and cold icecream, and complaining about how hot it is!!
That brings us to the end of another episode of - Ask Professor Poppy Q!!! Time for some nibbles and a snooze now. I think my brain cells are busted!!