Thursday, February 7, 2013
It is one of the four seasons of the year where temperatures are low making it the coldest season. It comes between autumn and spring. During this season, the days are the shortest and the nights are the longest.
The Earth is titled at an angle of 23.44 degrees to the plane of its orbit. This causes the latitudes to directly face the Sun as the earth moves through its orbit. This variation is the reason for the formation of seasons.
The cold wet weather of the Little Ice Age that lasted for many centuries has caused great hardship. It is seen as the prime reason for the Great Famine pf 1315-1317.
Courtesy: The Hindu Samhati