When people are in summer in Monterey, the southern hemisphere has winter. Since the Earth takes an annual trip around the Sun, different areas of the planet face the Sun, more directly during their daylight hours at different times of the year. When it is winter in New Zealand, that is when it the South pole's are tilted towards the Sun, while Monterey is closer to the Sun , thus experiencing. .
In this diagram, the Earth is closer to the Sun, which causes Monterey to have summer. .
New Zealand (behind the globe)
Oh, now I know the truth! I have to go since my kid is eating soap, but nice calling you. Bye.