What is winter?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 20 23:40:37 UTC 2010

Obrigado. That's what I figured.

m a m

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:03 PM, David A. Daniel <dad at pokerwiz.com> wrote:

> Here's the news flash from Rio de Janeiro (located firmly and squarely in
> the Southern Hemisphere, just a couple clicks north of the Tropic of
> Capricorn. Well, OK, where the Tropic of Capricorn is still reported as
> being, not where it actually is now):
> December 21: Northern Hemisphere winter solstice, our summer solstice;
> March 21: Northern Hemisphere vernal equinox, our autumnal equinox;
> June 21: Northern Hemisphere summer solstice, our winter solstice;
> September 21: Northern Hemisphere autumnal equinox, our vernal equinox.
> (Dates approximate, within a day or so)
> Astronomical seasons are the same hemisphere-wide (Northern or Southern),
>> but the hemispheres are half a year out of phase with each other. No?
>> m a m

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