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15 Nov 96

Hard rain, then a perfect week of Indian Summer. The hills are turning green, and trees are showing Fall colors at the same time! Our confusing seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis as we go around the sun. The extremes are the Summer Solstice on June 21, the longest day of the year, and the approaching Winter Solstice on December 21, the shortest day of the year. But why are the longest and shortest days at the beginning of summer and winter and not the middle?

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Marc Kummel / mkummel@rain.org