Solstice Terms, Southern Hemisphere
On June 21 when the summer solstice begins in the
Northern Hemisphere, what do the people in the Southern
Hemisphere call this day? In the north it is the first day of
summer, but in the southern hemisphere they are experiencing
winter. Does the southern hemisphere call this the winter
The 21st June is the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere; hence, it
is the first day of winter.
Likewise, 21st March is the autumnal equinox and the 21st September is the
vernal (spring) equinox.
The actual dates do 'wobble about' from year to year.
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Update: June 2012