Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

For Your Information — The Seasons

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Everyone has their favorite season, whether it’s the summer’s sunshine or autumn’s breeze. What exactly are the seasons, and why do we have them?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

seasons What Are Seasons?

Our year is commonly divided into four seasons — spring, summer, autumn (fall), and winter — each with their own weather. Meteorologists in different countries use varying systems to determine on which days seasons begin and end. Roughly speaking, in the northern hemisphere summer starts on June 20th, fall / autumn starts on September 22, Winter starts on the 22nd of December, and spring starts on March 20th,.

The Southern Hemisphere’s seasons are directly opposite those in the Northern Hemisphere. So, for exampleAustraliahas summer in December and winter in July. Hot tropical regions likeIndiausually have just two seasons; the rainy-monsoon season and the dry season. And in the polar regions, north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle, there are also just two seasons: polar day (spring and summer), and polar night (autumn and winter). In summer at the poles, the sun doesn’t set, and in winter, the sun doesn’t rise! 

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.

Top-Down Theory
Shoshana Friedman Our true currency, the accomplishments we value most
Strive for What Binds Us
Yonoson Rosenblum The chareidi community represents something of an oasis
Embracing Victimhood
Eytan Kobre Combating the allure of victimhood
The Kids Are Going to Camp, the Parents Are Going Broke
Miriam Klein Adelman Mindy has to feel good; it doesn’t matter that I feel ba...
Work/Life Solutions with Carlos Wigle
Moe Mernick “Rejection is Hashem’s protection” 
How to Create a Simple 900-Page Novel
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman All of us can reset the titles of our own lives
Stand There or Do Something
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP It’s called collaborative care, and it works miracles
I'm Here — Are You Ready?
Riki Goldstein Upbeat and catchy, but still makes listeners think
Back in Time
Riki Goldstein "I wish I could recapture that excitement"
Mixed Messages
Riki Goldstein The unsung craftsmen who give albums their special touch
Go in Peace
Faigy Peritzman Inner peace makes us vessels for blessing
All Work and No Play
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A life only about doing your duties loses all its color
Dying to Believe
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Emunah peshutah is the force behind Jewish continuity