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One website said that the earths tilt was 23.5, and another said 23.3 degress, which is correct?



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Caitlin,

The correct tilt angle is 23 degrees 27 minutes, which is approximately 23.45 degrees.

David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory



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