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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #190 on: December 02, 2015, 04:59:49 pm »
As the winter solstice draws nigh for us in the Northern Hemisphere, here's a bit of good news. Friend EDelMar who knows about these things says the earliest sunset will be in a week or so, and then all the shortening of days after that will happen in the mornings, until the solstice on the 21st, when the days will start getting longer again!
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #191 on: December 02, 2015, 05:40:43 pm »
As the winter solstice draws nigh for us in the Northern Hemisphere, here's a bit of good news. Friend EDelMar who knows about these things says the earliest sunset will be in a week or so, and then all the shortening of days after that will happen in the mornings, until the solstice on the 21st, when the days will start getting longer again!

That's interesting! I must check my almanac.  :D
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #192 on: December 03, 2015, 09:26:33 am »
Solstice is coming!


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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #193 on: December 06, 2015, 09:34:42 pm »
Some surprise good news. According to Earl Mellor (of Fritz and Earl fame) TODAY is the earliest sunset of the season. Sunrises will continue getting later and later until the 21st.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #194 on: December 06, 2015, 10:04:31 pm »
Yup, they've posted that on FB.


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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #195 on: December 21, 2015, 05:41:35 pm »
Is the winter solstice sometime tonight or tomorrow?  ???

I'm a little confused this year.

(The weather we're having here, it feels more like the spring equinox.  :P )
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #196 on: December 21, 2015, 07:57:26 pm »
The solstice will be at a specific time...about 9:22 pm in my neck of the woods. Here's some explanation:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/winter-solstice-2015-five-strange-facts-about-astronomical-event-1534232

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #197 on: December 21, 2015, 09:19:42 pm »
It was darkish all day and rainy.  I console myself with the thought that now the days will slowly get longer. :)

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #198 on: December 21, 2015, 09:39:54 pm »
Solstice greetings, friend. EDelMar advises me that the solstice is still about 3 hours out.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #199 on: December 21, 2015, 11:34:40 pm »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2015/12/20/winter-solstice-first-day-of-winter/77667242/

11:48 p.m. Eastern time today.

10:48 p.m. Central time today.

9:48 p.m. Mountain time today.

8:48 p.m. Pacific time today.
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