Friday, December 23, 2011

The Day the Sun Stood Still

Did you see the sun stand still yesterday? Chances are you didn't even though it did---sort of.

The sun has finally reached its southernmost point in the sky, meaning it stopped for a day. Today it started moving north again and will move a little further north each day as it rises in the eastern sky.  Eventually it will rise due east at the Vernal equinox and as far north of east as it can on the Summer Solstice.

The sunrise, won't begin happening earlier, however, until the 8th of January. Our sunsets have been coming later ever since around December 11th. Did you notice?        

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