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Thursday, September 22, 2016

FIRST DAY OF FALL

Today at 10:21 was the Fall Equinox. 
No, that is not tumbling to the ground at a local gym. 

The Fall Equinox,  or Autumnal Equinox, as any robed reader would tell you, is when (other than the polar regions, duh!) the sun rises due east and sets due west along the horizon. 
The Spring Equinox is the only other day this occurs. From this point forward, daylight is shorter, nights longer, but REGJB judges lunch "hours" remain the same. 

"Rumpole, what does this mean?" you may say. 
Consider this- on September 1, 2016 there was 12 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight. 
On October 1, 2016 there will be 11 hours and 54 minutes of daylight. We are losing one minute and thirty seconds of daylight, per day from now until the winter solstice. 

Peace out- and don't curse the darkness- light a candle.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"From this point forward, daylight is shorter, nights longer". This is, respectfully, incorrect. The longest day of the year is June 21, the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, when we have about 13:45 hours of daylight. Since the day after the summer solstice, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. As of today, we are losing about 1.5 minutes of daylight every day, and getting 1.5 minutes more of nighttime.

The shortest day is the winter solstice (Dec 21/22), where we have 10:31 hours of daylight (having lost 3.25 hours of daylight from the summer solstice). The day after the winter solstice, we start gaining daylight again, until it peaks, again, at the summer solstice.

RSA Coral Gables

Anonymous said...

I heard Lurvey cancelled the Fall Equinox. True?

Anonymous said...

Pleased to report-Lurvey has been able to negotiate an extra 30 seconds of daylight every day from now until the winter solstice.

West Wing Lives said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDCj9_Iz4nQ

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 12:47. False. You heard wrong. He paid to have the Fall Equinox cancelled.

Anonymous said...

True 12:58. But he paid G-d.