It's the Solstice!

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It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 20 2011 9:43 pm

On the 21st at 10:30 PM Mountain Time, or 22:30, or 5:30 AM UTC (December 22nd, officially), it will be the solstice. Get out there and enjoy it. ;)

Just in time, too, as I'm sick and tired of winter. What? You say there are 3 more months of it? Aaawwww!
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Feb 02 2015 9:24 pm

By the 15th of the month the sun angle will be at 45 degrees in Tucson, at solar noon, and increasing rapidly! :y:
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by big_load » Feb 02 2015 9:29 pm

@Jim_H Does that make it the mid-winter seminox?

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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Feb 02 2015 9:36 pm

I don't know, but there is some pagan sun related thing around this time. Celtic or something. Possible tied to the phenomenon we are about to enter, where we gain a degree of sun at solar noon ever 3 days, for the next few months, before we slow down for the next solstice.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 22 2018 8:28 pm

It was yesterday! We've already gained a second, a full second over yesterday's day length. Can you feel it? 4 seconds tomorrow!
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by RowdyandMe » Dec 22 2018 8:37 pm

@Jim_H
I noticed it seemed like a longer day on my hike today.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by rwstorm » Dec 22 2018 8:40 pm

@Jim_H
No, I can't feel it. Sunsets have been getting later since December 10th, but more importantly, Sunrises won't start getting earlier until January 16th. So, I won't "feel it" (aka fired up) until March.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 23 2018 8:10 am

@rwstorm
I can't wait until late February and early March. Yeah, we need winter precip, but I am ready for Spring.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by big_load » Dec 23 2018 9:34 am

I just want to see the sun. I won't be back in AZ until the end of March.

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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 23 2018 11:45 am

@big_load
I'll say to you what I continue to say to family that resides in that place. "Why do you choose to live in New Jersey?".
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by big_load » Dec 23 2018 9:51 pm

@Jim_H
Because the weather is better than Iowa, and so are the jobs.

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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 24 2018 7:18 am

@big_load I was thinking you would prefer to live in Arizona, but....
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by big_load » Dec 24 2018 10:48 am

@Jim_H
That's getting closer every day.

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