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did you know that the spring equinox happens at the wrong time every year because of a decree by the pope in the 1500's?

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No,  the Spring Equinox does not happen at the wrong time of year  .... it happens at the time of year when the day and night length are equal  in spring . No one  can make that wrong

 

Maybe you mean some people  calculate it  or  celebrate it at the wrong time of year ?

 

( And a Pope made it more extreme in the Bronze Age  ?   .....   :huh:

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Yes, "celebrate it at the wrong time (day) of year".  That was my understanding.

 

But the Earth wobbles just perfectly.

 

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Yep.  The wobble allows for seasons.  Without the wobble we would have one season all year long like some places at the equator and the poles have.

 

 

 

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I think you mean 'tilt of axis'  - that makes the seasons .   The 'wobble'   is usually referring to the  tilt of the axis rotating, the top of the axis circulating one way and the bottom the other way.

 

axial tilt and seasons

 

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Axial rotation (wobble ) causing precession

 

 

 

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