Take away what you will.
I'm glad Southern Hemispherians participated, since it's a different "perspective"!
A solstice is a solstice. I did not
mean equinox, neither vernal nor autumnal:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%84quinoktium
for those who thought that.
I do not confuse equinoxes with solstices. It would be weird.
@dirk, #10, your explanation intrigues me and taught me to see it in a new light. Of course, a trained eye (sans observatory) can not see it, but I think some can, provided it's daylight. ;-) And in darkness, some feel it.
If you don't like the way it's spinning, then there is no need to say anything.
The solstice-winning comments are ... nice.
@Selima, I got your joke (#3) today.
@manni3, schönes Gedicht.
@Ralf-NZ, don't steal our sunshine!^^