Which season of the year has the fewest hours of daylight?
Why does winter have the fewest hours of daylight
During winter, the Northern Hemisphere leans away from the sun, there are fewer daylight hours, and the sun hits us at an angle; this makes it appear lower in the sky. There is less heating because the angled sun’s rays are “spread out” rather than direct. (Shadows are longer because of the lower angle of the sun.)
In equatorial regions, the length of days and the directness of sunlight don’t change as much. The further you get from the equator, the more dramatic the seasonal changes.