October 31, 2006

Happy cross-quarter.

This is the kind of thing I just love.

From spaceweather.com:

SPOOKY ASTRONOMY: Halloween is a date of astronomical interest: it's a cross-quarter date, midway between an equinox and a solstice. There are four cross-quarter dates throughout the year, and each is a minor holiday. One is Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd), another is May Day (May 1st), the third is Lammas Day (Aug. 1st), and the fourth ... ? Happy Halloween!

But I've never heard of "Lammas" day. I've just always thought of Aug 1 as Oshkosh time.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 31, 2006 03:17 PM