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Posted By: Midchuck
18-Jun-01 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: Midsummer morn, anything happening?
Subject: RE: Midsummer morn, anything happening?
Well, the official beginning of summer would be the solistice, June 21, and the official end would be the equinox, Sept. 21 - so Midsummer should be halfway between them...which would be about six weeks after the solistice and six weeks before the equinox...which makes it somewhere in the first few days of August.

But people seem to refer to the solistice as "Midsummer."

I don't get it.

Peter.