Originally Posted by erps
I'm thinking twice a year, at local area noon on the longest day in summer and around midnight on the shortest day of the year, but I'm shooting from the hip. (longest and shortest day for the northern hemisphere)
That's correct, and it was a trick question because most people would just guess noon on Midsummer's day and would not think of midnight on Midwinter's night.
That's why you can see so many southern stars at Midwinter's.