[LINK] Could Google be wrong?
sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Sun Jun 21 12:37:22 EST 2009
On Sunday 21 June 2009, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Tom Koltai wrote:
> > Traditionally or for about 5,000 years, (ref: Stonehenge 2800 BC) Winter
> > has commenced on what astrologers refer to as the winter Solstice.
> > There are four Solstices every year, which represents the change of
> > seasons.
> Make that two solstices ("sun stands still") when the sun stalls in the sky
> then starts to reverse direction.
> And two equinoxes ("equal nights") when day length matches night.
> > Therefore, I would suggest that Google have it right.
> They do indeed.
> Dunno why Aussies think the seasons start on the 1st of the relevant month
> instead of the 21st/22nd.
Because we'd die of frost bite if we waited until the 21st before we started
wearing beanies, gloves and scarves!
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