Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Geography
Solutions
2. Why is the difference between the durations of day and night hardly felt at Kanyakumari but not so in Kashmir?

Question:

Why is the difference between the durations of day and night hardly felt at Kanyakumari but not so in Kashmir?

Answer:

The North and South expansion of the country creates a different day and night in different parts of the country. Because the axis of rotation of the Earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees to the perpendicular, the circle of light of the Earth differs from summer to winter. Kanyakumari is close to the equator while Kashmir is far away from the equator. So, the difference is felt in Kashmir in winter and summer but not felt in Kanyakumari.

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