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2021 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Saturday, March 20 at 05:37 am (Eastern); 09:37 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2021.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]


I also share with you “Spring“.
In this case the ‘2021 Spring Festival Gala’ from China.

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2021 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link below for original.

Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


Yes, we are USED to the Spring Equinox being on March 20 (or 21).

Click to ENLARGE. Also from ‘timeanddate.com’.


It being on March 19 last year was EARLY.


As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’
— Allegories of Spring a tradition
going back to at least the Renaissance.


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by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2020 Is Monday, December 21 — 05:02 AM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Welcome Yule!

MY Favorite Day of the Year.

Days start to get Longer.

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Welcome Yule!


As I do most years I give YOU, in peace,
Dona Nobis Pacem‘ (Grant us peace)
for the Winter Solstice.


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by Anura Guruge

As Of Today, December 13, 2020 — Evenings Are Getting Longer, Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


The ‘Shortest Day‘, i.,e, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 9-days away, i.e., December 21, 2020.

As of December 13, 2020, as you can see from above chart, evenings for us, in New Hampshire, are getting longer.

But that doesn’t mean days will start getting longer. Alas, it doesn’t. That only happens as of the Solstice. 9-days away — my FAVORITE DAY of the year.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later. You can also see that in the chart.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


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by Anura Guruge

Sunrise From ‘Cadillac Mountain’, Acadia National Park — October 20, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Attribution WILL be enforced.






This had been on my ‘Bucket List‘ (modest be it) for a long time. As some of you know, I am not exactly a morning person. But, I decided to make an effort during my last visit last week.

I set the alarm & got up at 4:50am — the 2nd day in a row since I had made an early start the previous day also. But, I had, by my standards, gone to bed early. Was out of the motel at 5:30.

Was at the base of the Summit road around 6am. I had been told to expect traffic. Not so. There was only 3 cars going up with I. I (& the Jag) know the road well & we made good time. There was quite a few vehicles up at the top. I know the ropes. I parked on the legally ‘road’ (so to speak) right at the end — ready for a quick get away. (As it transpired it was not necessary. Folks lingered around.)

Sunrise, per my Garmin, was set for 7:05am. It was on time.

It was cold. I did a bit of walking to keep warm. Didn’t want to lose my good vantage.

LOTS of boats out. That surprised I.

Well, it was worth it. Definitely an experience. Glad I did it. Will do it again.


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by Anura Guruge


I HATE The Summer Solstice. My LEAST Favorite Day Of The Year. Tells You That Winter Is Coming!

by Anura Guruge


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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.



OK, I will grant YOU that you need to live in the Arctic Circle, as I do, to appreciate this.

The Summer Solstice is TRULY depressing. In YOUR face that days will start getting shorter within 20-hours! Yes, days get shorter as of tomorrow.

I hate the Summer Solstice.

I love, I adore the Winter Solstice. Now that is a HOLIDAY.

Think about it.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Timeanddate.com’ “Night Sky” Feature Looks Extremely Promising & Mega Useful.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to get YOU there. SMILE.


Click to ENLARGE. The ‘Night Sky’ feature in action.


I have been a HUGE fan of ‘timeanddate‘ for years —  as long as I can remember. I rely on them extensively. They, like Wikipedia, is one of my key ‘goto’ resources. I endorse them whenever I can because they do such a great job.

Yesterday, when I was looking for sunrise/sunset times for the 2020 Summer Solstice I happen to see this NEW ‘Night Sky’ feature — supposedly still in beta. I gave it a quick spin. I didn’t have much time. Ditto again, just now. Again gave it a very quick spin. Looks GREAT. I know that they will NOT disappoint. A very competent & thorough outfit. I am thrilled. I will happily go to them for my night sky. I am excited. Thank YOU, ‘timeanddate’. Keep up the good work.


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by Anura Guruge

2020 Summer Solstice Is A Week Away, But We Are Having Our Earliest Sunrises.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & study. From ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else?


2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.


Sunrise & sunset times are NOT in (& never are) in lock-step. So, we don’t get the earliest sunrise coupled with the latest sunset on the Summer Solstice.

This year the earliest sunrises, at 5:05am, are happening right now — and will be done on June 18. Sunsets, however, continue to be later. Which is how we still managed to get the longest day on the Solstice. But, we are now talking in SECONDS.


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by Anura Guruge

2020 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Thursday, March 19 at 11:49 pm (Eastern); 03:49 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2020.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

Click to ENLARGE.


I also share with you “Spring“.

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2020 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link below for original.

Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


Yes, we are USED to the Spring Equinox being on March 20 (or 21).

Click to ENLARGE. Also from ‘timeanddate.com’.


This is the earliest it has been in the US in 124 years.

The key here, however, is ‘US’. It is still March 20 in Greenwich — and to us astronomers that is good enough.

Rather convoluted explanation as to why it is this early. If you really want to know, here is a link.

But note, it will again be March 19 — in the US — in 4-years. Yes, that it is also a LEAP YEAR does have a bearing.


As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.

 

 


Related posts:
Search ‘Spring Equinox’.
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

Sunset, Central New Hampshire, On The Winter Solstice, December 21 — Welcome YULE.

by Anura Guruge


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This was taken, per the timestamp, at 4:10:47pm. Sunset, per my Garmin Fenix 6 (via GPS), was at 4:11pm. So, within seconds.


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‘Welcome YULE 2019’ — I Have LIT The Flame — We’ve Beaten Back The Darkness — REJOICE — A New Year Begins.

by Anura Guruge



Winter Solstice 2019 Anura Guruge

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Welcome Yule!

MY Favorite Day of the Year.

Days start to get Longer.



Related Posts:
Check Category ‘Holidays.
Search on ‘Solstice’.


by Anura Guruge