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Old December 1 2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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It's the first day of Summer!

And it's frickin' cold! We've had an absolutely shocking spring, and now it looks like the early days of summer are gonna follow suit.

We may even get a white Christmas this year!
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Old December 1 2009, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

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And it's frickin' cold! We've had an absolutely shocking spring, and now it looks like the early days of summer are gonna follow suit.

We may even get a white Christmas this year!
:scratches head:

Wouldn't the first day of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere be December 21st?
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Old December 1 2009, 04:50 AM   #3
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

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And it's frickin' cold! We've had an absolutely shocking spring, and now it looks like the early days of summer are gonna follow suit.

We may even get a white Christmas this year!
:scratches head:

Wouldn't the first day of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere be December 21st?
I was wondering the same thing.
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Old December 1 2009, 04:54 AM   #4
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

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And it's frickin' cold! We've had an absolutely shocking spring, and now it looks like the early days of summer are gonna follow suit.

We may even get a white Christmas this year!
:scratches head:

Wouldn't the first day of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere be December 21st?
I was wondering the same thing.
I mean, I know it's tomorrow there and their seasons are all backwards and stuff, but certainly their not in an entirely different planetary position to make today their first day of summer.
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Old December 1 2009, 04:55 AM   #5
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

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And it's frickin' cold! We've had an absolutely shocking spring, and now it looks like the early days of summer are gonna follow suit.

We may even get a white Christmas this year!
:scratches head:

Wouldn't the first day of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere be December 21st?
Nope - summer starts on the first of December.

It has been a hot November here in Newcastle, but today is coolish. Around 24C and spots of rain.
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Old December 1 2009, 04:56 AM   #6
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

Unless their "seasons" aren't based on the solstice or equinox.
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Old December 1 2009, 04:58 AM   #7
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Unless they're "seasons" aren't based on the solstice or equinox.
Apparently it's not. Which means they make that much less sense to me.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:00 AM   #8
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Unless they're "seasons" aren't based on the solstice or equinox.
Apparently it's not. Which means they make that much less sense to me.
Now I want to know when the other seasons start. I mean, if they're just on the first of certain months, it's not that bizarre.

Frankly, winter to me should start a lot earlier than December 21st anyway.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:04 AM   #9
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

Dec 21 is summer solstice. Longest day of the year.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:12 AM   #10
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

The first day of winter being Dec 21st is an American and Canadian thing anyway. In the UK, Dec 21st is mid-winter.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:16 AM   #11
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The first day of winter being Dec 21st is an American and Canadian thing anyway. In the UK, Dec 21st is mid-winter.
Silly calendars.

For me, winter starts as soon as I step outside and say, "Fuck, it's cold."
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Old December 1 2009, 05:21 AM   #12
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The first day of winter being Dec 21st is an American and Canadian thing anyway. In the UK, Dec 21st is mid-winter.
Silly calendars.

For me, winter starts as soon as I step outside and say, "Fuck, it's cold."
That's why the four seasons of Saskatchewan are Winter, Winter, Winter and July.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:23 AM   #13
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

Don't understand how the longest/shortest days of the year can be te start of the season, but whatever.

Down Under, summer is Dec-Feb, winter Jun-Aug.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:26 AM   #14
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Don't understand how the longest/shortest days of the year can be te start of the season, but whatever.
They can because we say so.

But I also think it's silly. I think the seasons should be determined by weather, personally.
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Old December 1 2009, 05:47 AM   #15
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Re: It's the first day of Summer!

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And it's frickin' cold! We've had an absolutely shocking spring, and now it looks like the early days of summer are gonna follow suit.

We may even get a white Christmas this year!
Sounds like the spring we have just endured in Hobart - rain, rain, rain and more rain and this followed the wettest winter ever.

I am flying to Adelaide tomorrow so maybe I will have a few days of true summer.
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