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Monday, June 20, 2016 Will See The Latest Sunset & Longest Day For New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. From “Time and Date”. See link below.

Click here to access “Time and Date“.


Yes, sirree, the 2016 Summer Solstice is indeed on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Hence why it is the longest day of 2016.

But NOTE, however, how the sunset stays at 8:30 pm till July 1, 2016, i.e., 12 days.

The sunrise times start getting later much faster.

In 12 days we would have lost 40 seconds of daylight time.

The Summer Solstice is my LEAST favorite day of the year! For me it is when days start getting shorter — telling me that winter is on the way. It is the only real way of looking at it. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH 2016: No Ice-In Does Not Mean Ice-Out Will Be Early.

by Anura Guruge


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So this will be the 4th time since they started keeping records some 170 years ago that Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire — our BIG Lake — has not fully frozen over. The prior three winters having been: 1998 – 1999, 2000 – 2001 & 2014 – 2015. So those are the so called “no ice-in” years.

But as my ice-out Excel spreadsheet shows no ice-in doesn’t mean that we by rote will get an early ice-out. Yes, we did have an relatively early ice-out the first time we experienced a no ice-in, i.e., 1998 – 1999. But it had been even earlier the year before. But the other two were ABOVE average — the average being 109 days into the year, April 20 IF it is not a leap-year and April 19 IF it is (as is this year).

So just a heads up.


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by Anura Guruge


Lake Winnipesaukee, NH 2016: V. Unlikely To Freeze Over Now; Will Be 4th Time In 170 Years.

by Anura Guruge


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Screen grab of Weirs Bay, from the “Weirs Cam” at “winnipesaukee.com”, this afternoon. Temperature reading 48F! Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From: winnipesaukee.com.


I went running, with the dogs, up “Prospect Mountain Road” (as is my wont) this morning. It was 47°F. Wow. It was like Spring and yes, the road was muddy as it could be. The dogs came back soaked and muddy.

Lot of warm rain yesterday too. Yes going forward only next Wednesday will see highs above freezing BUT the damage has been done. Biggest factor now is that the Sun is higher in the sky and we have more daylight. That makes a big difference.

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Click to ENLARGE and view here. From ‘wunderground.com’.

Though I could (of course) be wrong, and I appreciate that a lot of people would hope I am wrong, I think this will be the 4th year, since they started maintaining records around 170 years ago, that we at Lake Winnipesaukee will not get a complete ice-in.

So the 4 non-ice in years have been: 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2013-2014 & 2015-2016. So all 4 have occurred within the last 18 years — and I have been up here, in and around the Lake to see all 4. NO I do not see this as proof of Global Warming. Last winter was COLD enough to dispel that.

I will, of course, keep you posted. I need to get out and get some pictures of the Lake.


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by Anura Guruge


Tonight Is The 2015 Winter Solstice — Tomorrow THE SHORTEST DAY. Winter Is Retreating.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Winter Solstice 2015.
>> Summer Solstice 2015.
>> Winter Solstice 2014.
>> Summer Solstice 2014.
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Summer Solstice 2013
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>> Google Solstice Doodles.
>> 2013 Winter Solstice.
>> 2013 Shortest Day.
>> Winter Solstice 2012.

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My FAVORITE DAY of the Year!

Rejoice! Revel!

Days start getting LONGER.

We turn the corner, Summer is on THE WAY.

Welcome YULE.

The Winter Solstice is tonight for us in New England.
11:49 pm.
IF you are TRULY ‘in-tune’ YOU will feel IT.
The slight ‘jolt’ as the Earth turns the corner.

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To celebrate, I give YOU, “Jethro Tull”
‘Songs from the Wood’ — very pagan.

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Click to access YouTube video. Enjoy.


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 Also ‘Global Orgasm Day For Peace’.


For the ‘Winter Solstice 2015‘ I SHARE with YOU,
as we always do at the annual ‘Christmas Revels
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace).

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Click for a 1:56 minute YouTube video of this HAUNTING traditional song, in Latin.


Welcome Yule! 

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Winter Solstice 2015 In New Hampshire Will Be On Monday, December 21, 2015 @ 11:49 pm Eastern (04:49 GMT Dec. 22).

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Summer Solstice 2015.
>> Winter Solstice 2014.
>> Summer Solstice 2014.
>>
Summer Solstice 2013
.

>> Google Solstice Doodles.
>> 2013 Winter Solstice.
>> 2013 Shortest Day.
>> Winter Solstice 2012.

++++ Search ‘solstice’ for many, many other related posts >>>>


My FAVORITE DAY of the Year!

Days start getting LONGER.

We turn the corner, Summer is on THE WAY.

See, days start getting LONGER.

Rejoice!

Welcome YULE.

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 Also ‘Global Orgasm Day For Peace’.


For the ‘Winter Solstice 2015‘ I SHARE with YOU,
as we always do at the annual ‘Christmas Revels
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace).

donanobisyt

Click for a 1:56 minute YouTube video of this HAUNTING traditional song, in Latin.


Welcome Yule! 

P1040222


Summer Solstice 2015 In New Hampshire Will Be On Sunday, June 21, 2015 @ 12:39 pm Eastern (16:39 GMT) — Father’s Day Also.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Winter Solstice 2014.
>> Summer Solstice 2014.
>>
Summer Solstice 2013
.

>> Google Solstice Doodles.
>> 2013 Winter Solstice.
>> 2013 Shortest Day.
>> Winter Solstice 2012.

++++ Search ‘solstice’ for many, many other related posts >>>>


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The Longest Day of the Year.

Also Father’s Day — 4th time since 1990 when they coincided.

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Day & Night map, from “timeanddate.com” for the exact time of June Solstice in New Hampshire on June 21, 2015.

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Click to ENLARGE. From “timeandday.com” AGAIN. Showing hours of daylight in New Hampshire. See how quickly we start to lose daylight after the Solstice. Within 8 days we would have lost 2 minutes. By July 21, 2015 we are down to 14h 54 minutes. We have lost nearly half an hour. August 21 down to 13:42! This is why I HATE the Summer Solstice. I am a Winter Solstice REVELER like all good Sun Worshippers.