Photo: NASA Goddard, Seeing Equinoxes and Solstices (Some rights reserved)
Seasons = each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the changing position of the Earth with regard to the sun
Also see: seasonality
The Sámi count eight seasons
Dálvve Winter From Christmas time to the end of February
Gidádálvve Spring winter Beginning of March to late April
Gidá Spring Late April to late May.
Gidágiesse Spring summer End of May to midsummer
Giesse Summer From midsummer to end of August
Tjaktjagiesse Autumn summer End of August to middle of September
Tjaktja Autumn Mid September to mid October
Tjaktjadálvve Autumn winter From mid October to Christmas time
Not just four seasons: Australia’s climate cycles – Frances Bodkin is known to many as ‘Aunty Fran’. She is a D’harawal woman from Sydney, teacher of traditional Indigenous knowledge but also a scientist with degrees in climatology, geomorphology and environmental science.
Australian Indigenous Seasons Calendars