Daily Archives: March 16, 2022


Comparing seasons with friends in the Northern Hemisphere.

A World Apart

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
Yoko Ono

Yesterday, Chris waxed lyrical about Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Now to balance things, I will wax (maybe lyrically) about Autumn here in the Southern.

A neighbours Pin Oak in all it’s glory 2020

Chris quoted from The Almanac. I will quote from Britannia.

“Autumnal equinox, two moments in the year when theSunis exactly above theEquatorand day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where theecliptic(the Sun’s annual pathway) and thecelestialequator intersect……According to the astronomical definition of theseasons, the autumnal equinox also marks the beginning ofautumn, which lasts until thewinter solstice (December 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere).”

OK, now we’ve got that…

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