Australia, an island continent located Southeast of Asia and colaborating
with the neighboring island of Tasmania, the Commonwealth of Australia,
a self-governing member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Australia
is also the largest island and the smallest continent in the world.
It was once part of Asia, but the massive land broke off and drifted
south about 25,000 years ago.
Australia is situated in the Southern hemisphere, between the Indian
Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. Basically, Australia's seasons
are just the opposite of the northern hemisphere - summer starts
in December, fall in March, winter in June and spring in September.
The seasons are arid to semiarid; with temperate zone in south and
east; tropical climate in north. The tropical zone (consisting of
40% of Australia) has two major seasons, summer ('wet') and winter
('dry') while the temperate zone has all four seasons (winter, spring,
summer and fall).