A season is a division of the year based on changes in weather, ecology, and the number of daylight hours in a given region. On Earth, seasons are the result of the axial parallelism of Earth's tilted orbit around the Sun. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to undergo hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant. Various cultures define the number and nature of seasons based on regional variations, and as such there are a number of both modern and historical cultures whose number of seasons varies. The Northern Hemisphere experiences most direct sunlight during May, June, and July, as the hemisphere faces the Sun. The same is true of the Southern Hemisphere in November, December, and January. It is Earth's axial tilt that causes the Sun to be higher in the sky during the summer months, which increases the solar flux. However, due to seasonal lag, June, July, and August are the warmest months in the Northern Hemisphere while December, January, and February are the warmest months in the Southern Hemisphere. In temperate and sub-polar regions, four seasons based on the Gregorian calendar are generally recognized: spring, summer, autumn (or fall), and winter. Ecologists often use a six-season model for temperate climate regions which are not tied to any fixed calendar dates: prevernal, vernal, estival, serotinal, autumnal, and hibernal. Many tropical regions have two seasons: the rainy, wet, or monsoon season and the dry season. Some have a third cool, mild, or harmattan season. "Seasons" can also be dictated by the timing of important ecological events such as hurricane season, tornado season, and wildfire season. Some examples of historical importance are the ancient Egyptian seasons—flood, growth, and low water—which were previously defined by the former annual flooding of the Nile in Egypt. Seasons often hold special significance for agrarian societies, whose lives revolve around planting and harvest times, and the change of seasons is often attended by ritual. The definition of seasons is also cultural. In India, from ancient times to the present day, six seasons or Ritu based on south Asian religious or cultural calendars are recognised and identified for purposes such as agriculture and trade.
Seasons is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Sevendust. It would be the band's final album with TVT Records and was dedicated to the memory of Reginald Whiterspoon and Dave Williams. Seasons was, for a time, the band's last album with Clint Lowery as he left in 2004. Lowery would return to Sevendust in March 2008. A limited edition of Seasons was released. This includes a DVD featuring "Black" and other special features.
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Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Plural noun of season.
There are four seasons in a year, each with different climate and weather according to the geographical location on the planet.
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The numerical value of seasons in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of seasons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The beauty of some women has days and seasons, depending upon accidents which diminish or increase it; nay, the very passions of the mind naturally improve or impair it, and very often utterly destroy it.
We have seen consecutive years, most recently the last five years, of some really extreme fire seasons. The centralized areas where those extreme conditions are might change like this year, we are seeing them in the middle of the Northern Rockies area into Montana. The focus area does shift but the tendency for us to see extreme fire seasons does remain the same.
Large rivers are variable interannually, so, depending on how a particular monsoon season is going, it will have an impact on the upcoming dry season, and similarly, the dry seasons have an impact on monsoons.
It feels like just a result of this new era of TV that we're all in. People don't want to wait. People don't want to let seasons unfold slowly over the course of eight months, it wasn't at all what we expected but also, the more we thought about it, the more it was like I see the value in that. Amy is co-hosting the Golden Globes again, and the show will launch two days after she hosts the Globes and, as luck would have it, this season happens to be extremely serialized, especially at the beginning, so airing back-to-back is actually kind of cool.
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
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