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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 » Dec 14 2014 8:38 pm

azbackpackr wrote:Hope I don't have to start wearing shoes.
Wool socks and sandals, Liz. Wool socks and sandals.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by MtnBart01 » Dec 15 2014 5:08 am

Boo short days rock! That is what 3watt led headlamps were invented for. I like 10-12 hour work days and being done before dinner not 14 hour workdays. :D
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 15 2014 7:01 am

MtnBart01 wrote:Boo short days rock! That is what 3watt led headlamps were invented for. I like 10-12 hour work days and being done before dinner not 14 hour workdays. :D
What's "work"? :D
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 15 2014 7:40 am

@MtnBart01
Well, you're the only one that works "outside" and has to work longer in the longer days. I want the longer days! Then again, I work 12 hour days, and they are tiring no matter what time of year. Still flying can't be all that bad. You also like snow, and stuff, too. Speaking of that, is it falling in Colorado?
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by MtnBart01 » Dec 15 2014 7:34 pm

@Jim_H
Why yes it is and I'm looking forward to making up for lost time when I get home. Everything has been dry up until this storm. Vail and Beaver Creek got 11 inches last night. I skipped riding in Wolf Creek last week because they only had an 18 inche base.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by MtnBart01 » Dec 15 2014 7:36 pm

@azbackpackr
I'm working to that point, but for now I have to work 26 weeks a year. :sl:
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 18 2014 1:16 pm

That is good, the precipitation analysis has shown below average totals for much of the west, outside of California and parts of Arizona, with these recent wet storms. High snow levels in CA, too. It is good, to get snow in places that need it, and I do not happen to live in.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 21 2014 8:26 am

It's the big day, at 4:03 this afternoon!
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Dec 21 2014 8:47 am

Jim_H wrote:It's the big day, at 4:03 this afternoon!
While all I can say is that when the world stops tipping and begins to go the other way I hope I do not fall over. ;)
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by chumley » Dec 21 2014 8:54 am

Jim_H wrote:It's the big day,
Technically, I believe it's the little day.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 21 2014 9:38 am

chumley wrote:
Jim_H wrote:It's the big day,
Technically, I believe it's the little day.
I stand corrected, in the northern hemisphere.

It's the BIG NIGHT, people!
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Dec 21 2014 9:40 am

Jim_H wrote:It's the BIG NIGHT, people!
You stand corrected, it's the loonngg night!
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by Jim_H » Dec 21 2014 9:42 am

@SuperstitionGuy
Semantics.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by big_load » Dec 21 2014 10:25 am

The groundhog won't see its shadow in NJ. I predict three more months of winter.

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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by kingsnake » Dec 21 2014 11:42 am

I have three Degrees of Bacon via Carroll O'Connor (I briefly dated his niece in Flagstaff) and via Kristen Johnston (her older brother was my 6-year old playmate in Milwaukee) ... :D

Even more impressively :roll: the Carroll O'Connor connection gives me four degrees of the guy that got his brains bashed in the cornfield in "Casino". (The real life guy, Michael Spilotro, was a bit actor ...)

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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by rwstorm » Dec 21 2014 12:02 pm

*Yawn* (wake me up when it's summer)
Onward into oblivion!

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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by chumley » Dec 22 2014 7:20 am

I was looking forward to it being lighter on my ride to work this morning, but it will be more than a month (Jan 25) before the sun rises earlier than it did yesterday. The solstice is a fraud. :(
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 22 2014 3:47 pm

I want my money back.
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by chumley » Feb 02 2015 7:46 am

big_load wrote:The groundhog won't see its shadow in NJ. I predict three more months of winter.
He DID see his shadow. But that means 6 more weeks of winter. :)
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Re: It's the Solstice!

Post by big_load » Feb 02 2015 9:55 am

@chumley
Really? That must have been pretty far west. There are definitely no shadows here today. We got 6-8" of new snow overnight, topped off with sleet and freezing rain this morning, and we're back to snow for the rest of the day. Boston must be getting pounded again. Unfortunately, this snow will be wrecked before I can ski on it. The surface will melt a bit and refreeze on Wednesday.

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