No Snow in the Winter?
This year, November 22nd marks Soseol, which means 'little snow' in Korean.
That is the day you may be able to see the first snow of the winter in Korea.
Depending on the regions, the first day of snow may differ, but Korea does receive snowfall in the winter.
Korea has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter.
It is because Korea geographically lies in the temperate zone at middle latitude.
Latitude refers to a distance from the equator.
Higher latitude means it is farther from the equator.
Places at high latitudes receive less sunlight and have cold climate.
On the contrary, places at low latitudes have warmer climate.
Therefore, the countries near the equator have snow very seldom or not at all.
The countries include Philippines, Malaysia, Ecuador and Sri Lanka.
They, so called the tropical countries, have warm climates all year round.
On the other hand, you may see lots of snowfall and even glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Which region of the Earth do you prefer to live?