Yvonne Carts-Powell

Happy Holidays!

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2008 at 12:24 pm

by osde Whatever you celebrate at the end of the calendar year, I hope you find it enjoyable, and spend time with the people and places that bring you peace and joy.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we just turned the corner past the winter solstice. Sunday, December 21 was our shortest day of the year. On Monday, the sun set a whole 18 seconds later! (I know, 18 seconds isn’t much, but we’ll take what we can get.)

In honor of the solstice, take a look at Sunday’s NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day, which explains analemmas very well. (I spent years in high school puzzling over exactly what the darn things were, without ever receiving an explanation this clear.)

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap081221.html

All the best! -Yvonne

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