Friday, September 23, 2011

Keep an eye on that Sun

With today's equinox our days are soon to become shorter than our nights. The sun this morning rose directly in the east and will set  directly in the west; making it a difficult day to commute east at sunrise or west at sunset.

In my hemisphere, here in the north, the sun will soon begin to rise south of east and will move further south each day until the winter solstice. You don't need to take my word for it---verify this information yourself by marking the sunrise against a building or tree on the horizon or checking it out with a compass. Then watch each morning as it moves further south.

At the winter solstice the sun will stop its southward journey, sit in place at its furthest point for a couple of days, and then start its journey northward to the spring equinox.

Keep an eye on that sun....

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