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Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere -- shortest day of the year.  From tomorrow forward we will gain from 1 to 2 minutes of daylight per day, depending on latitude.  That's 1/2 to 1 hour per month. 

 

So is it the longest day of the year in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere? 

Do you lose 1-2 min per day?  Or is the timing completely different down under?

 

  Just askin.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dusty Devil Dale said:

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere -- shortest day of the year.  From tomorrow forward we will gain from 1 to 2 minutes of daylight per day, depending on latitude.  That's 1/2 to 1 hour per month. 

 

So is it the longest day of the year in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere? 

Do you lose 1-2 min per day?  Or is the timing completely different down under?

 

  Just askin.

 

 

 

   yes

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While the  Earth is not perfectly spherical it is close enough for every degree of accuracy that you care about, so Yes.

 

When I was doing GPS software I actually had to consider that the Earth is not spherical, but a little squished at the poles like a pumpkin.

 

the solstice was the 21st. Oh I see you’re in CA, still today for you.

 

now our days start getting longer. for a couple weeks though, while the days do get longer, the sunrise gets later by seconds each day until Jan four when Earth reaches perihelion in our orbit around the sun.

 

More than you ever wanted to know I think. Have a drink on me and forget it all.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Dusty Devil Dale said:

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere -- shortest day of the year.  From tomorrow forward we will gain from 1 to 2 minutes of daylight per day, depending on latitude.  That's 1/2 to 1 hour per month. 

 

So is it the longest day of the year in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere? 

Do you lose 1-2 min per day?  Or is the timing completely different down under?

 

  Just askin.

 

 

 

Great. At gaining a 1/2 to 1 hour a month, by the time 2026 rolls around...there won't be any night left. And they worry about climate change, HA.B)

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My parents’ retirement home had a deck from which they could see the eastern horizon.  For one year they went to the deck each month on the 22nd, Mom stood at a certain place, and Dad marked the handrail where Mom saw the sunrise.

 

After the year they labeled the months, solstices, and equinoxes.

 

Yes, they were very tuned to the rhythms of Nature.

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8 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

While the  Earth is not perfectly spherical it is close enough for every degree of accuracy that you care about, so Yes.

 

When I was doing GPS software I actually had to consider that the Earth is not spherical, but a little squished at the poles like a pumpkin.

 

the solstice was the 21st. Oh I see you’re in CA, still today for you.

 

now our days start getting longer. for a couple weeks though, while the days do get longer, the sunrise gets later by seconds each day until Jan four when Earth reaches perihelion in our orbit around the sun.

 

More than you ever wanted to know I think. Have a drink on me and forget it all.

 

 

I knew somebody out here would know way more than me about this subject.  Thx. 

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i hear that too much light when you want to sleep , but im a fan of this time of year only because we start making daylight , this time of year here most folks are talking about making ice [to go ice fishing ] 

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