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#1 2006-06-21 09:56:24

MathsIsFun
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Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice everyone!

Whether Summer or Winter, it is nice to celebrate this very ancient day.

Think about this: just because the day has reached its extreme limit in terms of length, does that mean that mornings and afternoons have also done that?


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2006-06-23 00:16:14

Ninja 101
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Re: Happy Solstice!

Stonehenge stonehenge stonehenge stonehenge!


Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being saught. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.

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#3 2006-06-23 04:55:54

John E. Franklin
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Re: Happy Solstice!

Is noontime really noontime?  It's 5'oclock somewhere?
At noontime in UTC time, where there is no daylight savings, at what longitude is noontime really pointed exactly at the sun??
Is it consistent all year round??  But there are about 365 1/4 days in a year, so the longest day of the year at a given latitude say 45 degrees north, could be pinpointed to a certain town probably that had its noontime exactly when the 23 1/2 degree axis pointed perfectly at the sun, or above the sun actually, but toward the sun.


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