[ExI] Happy Solstice!
spike66 at comcast.net
Fri Jun 22 14:56:52 UTC 2007
Growing seasons would lag behind the solar seasons, which is the most
critical schedule to most societies. Those smart Celts, being astronomy
minded, would perhaps be more likely ignore the air temperature and note the
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> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Alex Ramonsky
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 2:53 AM
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> Happy Solstice Amara : )
> ...Something that I have wondered for many years...Does anyone know why
> the Midsummer Solstice/Midwinter Solstice are called so, when (at least
> in the UK) they're considered to be the _beginning_ of summer/winter?
> The Celts treated them as the middle of the seasons...Is this one of
> those eccentric British things or is there genuine worldwide confusion?
> Amara Graps wrote:
> >Happy June Solstice  to you Northerners and Southerners (hemispheres,
> >that is)!! Celebration time!
> >Midsummer Night 
> >by Zinta Aistars
> >One night each year, that longest night
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