A statue of Virgin Mary overlooks Santiago from Cerro San Cristóbal on 7/17/17, as the largest snow fall since 2007 covered Chile’s capital.
Elias, Damien and Bri, this should punctuate the fact that the Chile, a country in the Southern Hemisphere, the part of the earth below the equator, is in winter while we are in Summer. As you enjoy days by the pool or beach, the youth of Santiago bundle in gloves and heavy coats to play in a snow that rarely comes to this city that sits below the Cordón de Chacabuco, a mountain chain belonging to the Andes.
Read this article to learn why the sun hits one hemisphere more directly in one season than the other and why that changes. Hint – The earth’s tilt doesn’t change…..