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Why would the seasons startWhy would the seasons start at the middle? Isn't solstice the MIDDLE of summer and winter? I certainly would never think of December as being mostly an autumn month. It is entirely within the winter season. So here is scientifically correct: 365.24218967/4=91.310547417 91.310547417/2=45.655273708 So spring starts exactly 45.655273708 days before spring equinox, summer starts 45.655273708 days before summer solstice, etc, etc... We can get more accurate than this but I think we get the point. Today is NOT the first day of spring. And Who the hell believes winter starts only days before Christmas?! We're already balls deep into winter by then!

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