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Friday 19 Jun 2009: Summers are shorter Down Under
Summer on the Southern hemisphere lasts shorter than on the Northern hemisphere. Around December "the sun moves faster", because the earth is closer to the sun (see FFF for 04-07-2008), and it has a higher velocity. As a result, the period between the spring and autumn equinox (21 March and 22 September up North) is 185 days, whereas it's 180 days Down Under.

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