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Today is the 'winter sostice'
12-21-2014, 12:57 PM #1
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Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Meanwhile, on the day of the December solstice, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night. This special day is, December 21 at 23:03 UTC (5:03 p.m. CST). A fact about this solstice is that it occurs within about two-and-a-half hours of a new moon.

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The earliest people on Earth knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year. They built monuments such as Stonehenge in England – or, for example, at Machu Picchu in Peru – to follow the sun’s yearly progress.

But we today see the solstice differently. We can picture it from the vantage point of space. Today, we know that the solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis, and its motion in orbit around the sun.

Because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is instead tilted on its axis by 23-and-a-half degrees, Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light and warmth most directly. The tilt of the Earth – not our distance from the sun – is what causes winter and summer. At the December solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is leaning most away from the sun for the year.

At the December solstice, Earth is positioned in its orbit so that the sun stays below the north pole horizon. As seen from 23-and-a-half degrees south of the equator, at the imaginary line encircling the globe known as the Tropic of Capricorn, the sun shines directly overhead at noon. This is as far south as the sun ever gets. All locations south of the equator have day lengths greater than 12 hours at the December solstice. Meanwhile, all locations north of the equator have day lengths less than 12 hours.

For us on the northern part of Earth, the shortest day comes at the solstice. After the winter solstice, the days get longer, and the nights shorter. It’s a seasonal shift that nearly everyone notices.

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12-21-2014, 01:49 PM #2
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Fantastic planet, this is!

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Love ol' Suomi to bits, when she's shrouded in wintery white beauty like today.
Not many hours of daylight to take it all in, though.
And cold as fekk.

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12-21-2014, 02:10 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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i am into solstices and equinoxes in a big way, this one today has been so powerful, no one i have spoken to has slept well last night, this new moon hitting at the same time is making it even more potent..

lets hope it brings the world peace..
12-21-2014, 02:14 PM #4
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Spot-on, ribbon.
Energies been kinda crazy.

People not solid enough for the gear-shift
having massive trouble - it is obvious, at
least around here 13.gif

Yaah, umh...

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Yaah man, world peace puffpuffpass.gif
12-21-2014, 02:17 PM #5
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It's no surprise heathens have celebrated this huge event. yay.gif

Quote:Sunrise today at 10:14. Sunset today at 14:42. Length of day is 4 h 28 min.

Actually yesterday had 4h 27 minutes daylight so it's already brighter woohoo.gif
12-21-2014, 02:28 PM #6
White Ribbon call me
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that whole sunlight thing is effen weird.. im heading to the beach again tomorrow.. its been coldish the last week (23C) but i still managed a few swims in the salty water,, its so cleansing on the aura, makes it shine.. its always interesting to me too that the shifting energies/frequencies happening in our world are always quite synced in through the water so dunking under can help tune you too.. very healing.. and its all natural and free..
12-21-2014, 02:31 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I slept crappy too, 3:30 am here and I'm up. Sure glad to see the solstice though.
12-21-2014, 02:50 PM #8
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(12-21-2014, 02:31 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I slept crappy too, 3:30 am here and I'm up. Sure glad to see the solstice though.

morning poodles. 13.gif
12-21-2014, 02:58 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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hug.gif Hej sweetie. Hey my brother and his g/f left yesterday for Australia, say hi for me if you see them.
12-21-2014, 03:01 PM #10
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I've had crappy sleep for a few days 13.gif I slept a little better last night though.
12-21-2014, 03:06 PM #11
White Ribbon call me
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(12-21-2014, 02:58 PM)Shadow Wrote:  hug.gif Hej sweetie. Hey my brother and his g/f left yesterday for Australia, say hi for me if you see them.

oh yeah, im sure i will run into them on a beach somewhere.. 13.gif 13.gif

or should i pick them up from the airport??
12-21-2014, 03:09 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(12-21-2014, 03:01 PM)Octo Wrote:  I've had crappy sleep for a few days 13.gif I slept a little better last night though.

hug.gif Napping is a good thing.
12-21-2014, 03:13 PM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(12-21-2014, 03:06 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  oh yeah, im sure i will run into them on a beach somewhere.. 13.gif 13.gif

or should i pick them up from the airport??

So nice of you to offer but I think they're going to Sydney.
12-21-2014, 03:33 PM #14
White Ribbon call me
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(12-21-2014, 03:13 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(12-21-2014, 03:06 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  oh yeah, im sure i will run into them on a beach somewhere.. 13.gif 13.gif

or should i pick them up from the airport??

So nice of you to offer but I think they're going to Sydney.

thats where i live, gurl.. i should tell you i dont drive, have never driven a car before, so the chances of me picking them up are slim.. once they get over the shock that everyone thinks they are American, they will be fine, cause when they work out they are Canadians they will get treated better.. lol.. im joking.. kind of.. 13.gif 13.gif
12-21-2014, 03:36 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(12-21-2014, 03:33 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  thats where i live, gurl.. i should tell you i dont drive, have never driven a car before, so the chances of me picking them up are slim.. once they get over the shock that everyone thinks they are American, they will be fine, cause when they work out they are Canadians they will get treated better.. lol.. im joking.. kind of.. 13.gif 13.gif

You don't drive? blink.gif well I wouldn't either in Australia you blokes drive on the wrong side!



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