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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:41 am

I was watching the weather on the news yesterday and they were talking about the solstice. He mentioned about the longest day and compared it to 6 months from now when Winter hits how much daylight we'll have. 6 months from today we will lose about 7 1/2 hours of daylight. Not that we all didnt realize that, but to see it put in numbers just seems crazy.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby penny lane on Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:25 am

Spoiler:

Happy Summer!

~ summer wind; Frank!
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:10 am

bump

June 21st will be this year's summer solstice. Generally speaking this gentleman bumps this thread only on the day of the solstice, but since the solstice falls on a saturday, this years bump will come a day early. enjoy it on a weekend, you ballers.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby viva la ben on Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:13 am

Can't wait
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:15 am

Anniversary of my mom's death and the 1st birthday of my best friend's son. No better day for it.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Eismann on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:28 pm

I don't like that SS is in June, when there are 2+ months of 'summer vacation' remaining before school starts back up. Seems to me like either SS should be on the exact middle of summer vacation, or that summer vacation needs to be shifted so that the longest day of the year is the last day of summer vacation. After that, shorter days are ok.

Orlikesomethingwhatevertotallybeep
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Three Stars on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby dodint on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:46 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:today is awesome, sunset is at 8:52 in yinzerland. enjoy it outside, you ballers.


Sunset is 8:23pm here in NC tonight. Would've thought it'd be later than PA.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:51 pm

dodint wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:today is awesome, sunset is at 8:52 in yinzerland. enjoy it outside, you ballers.


Sunset is 8:23pm here in NC tonight. Would've thought it'd be later than PA.


8:35 here. I guess it's because we're further east than Pittsburgh?
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby dodint on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:03 pm

East West should have nothing to do with it, unless they're accounting for topography? I dunno.

I used to really care about astronomy. I'm surprised how much I've forgotten.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:06 pm

wouldnt east west have everything to do with it? the further west you are, the longer it will take the sun to get all the way west (set)
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:23 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:bump for the longest day of the year. enjoy it again, you ballers. sunset is 8:52


I had no idea this thread was 2 years old until I saw this post.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:28 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:wouldnt east west have everything to do with it? the further west you are, the longer it will take the sun to get all the way west (set)


This. Sun would set in Columbus like half an hour later than it would in Pittsburgh.

Also, it's pretty much the reason for time zones.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:31 pm



Ive been told the "living is easy" today...
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby mac5155 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:34 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:wouldnt east west have everything to do with it? the further west you are, the longer it will take the sun to get all the way west (set)


This. Sun would set in Columbus like half an hour later than it would in Pittsburgh.

Also, it's pretty much the reason for time zones.


I remember in punta cana the sun would set at like 7:30 cause it's so far out in the EST time zone
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby dodint on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:37 pm

Yeah, you're right. I had a total lapse there. Time zones are dumb. I always thought universal time would be a good thing. Living in Afghanistan with a :30 offset to the rest of the world will do that to you.

God damn I'm dumb today. **** night sleep last night, I'm really feeling it.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby mac5155 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:43 pm

I always wondered what its like to live in one time zone and work in another.. like you live in Alabama but work in Georgia.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:45 pm

where i went to school was right next to the EST/CT border. some people used to drive to a bar right over the line for an extra hour of drinking. with travel time, it was only 15 minutes tho
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby columbia on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:46 pm

mac5155 wrote:I always wondered what its like to live in one time zone and work in another.. like you live in Alabama but work in Georgia.


You'd already be living in a different county; why complicate things with a TZ change?
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby stopper40 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:48 pm

penny lane wrote:
Spoiler:

Happy Summer!

~ summer wind; Frank!


:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Factorial on Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:53 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:
Spoiler:


Ive been told the "living is easy" today...


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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby stopper40 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:01 pm

mac5155 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:wouldnt east west have everything to do with it? the further west you are, the longer it will take the sun to get all the way west (set)


This. Sun would set in Columbus like half an hour later than it would in Pittsburgh.

Also, it's pretty much the reason for time zones.


I remember in punta cana the sun would set at like 7:30 cause it's so far out in the EST time zone


I don't usually travel much and when i do it's south. But last my ex gf and I went to Salem, MA for a few days. I was amazed at how much earlier the sun set up there as compared to Pittsburgh
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby GJ on Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:09 pm

Jupiter has about a 10 hour day compared with the earth's 24 hours. So you'd have 10 time zones there.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby Willie Kool on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:58 pm

dodint wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:today is awesome, sunset is at 8:52 in yinzerland. enjoy it outside, you ballers.


Sunset is 8:23pm here in NC tonight. Would've thought it'd be later than PA.


9:00 up here in Erie County.

MRandall25 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:wouldnt east west have everything to do with it? the further west you are, the longer it will take the sun to get all the way west (set)


This. Sun would set in Columbus like half an hour later than it would in Pittsburgh.

Also, it's pretty much the reason for time zones.


That's just a time shift, a result of keeping time. Sunrise in Columbus is also later. The real difference is north/south. The farther north the longer the days in summer and shorter the days in winter - due to the Earth's tilt. Any two points at the same latitude will have an equal day length.
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Re: the longest day of the year aka the summer solstice

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:05 pm

Exactly.

During the summer, the days get longer the further north you go...of course, you eventually get to the land of eternal sun. The winter provides the opposite, the days get shorter the further north you go.

The east/west thing....the further EAST you are in your respective time zone, the earlier your sunrise and sunset will be. The further WEST you are, the later it will be.

For example, in Lexington KY tonight, the sunset is 9:09 PM. But about 80 miles to the west in Evansville, the sun sets in 8:15 PM, because they are just over the border into CDT. Of course, the western edge of the CDT will enjoy late sunsets like Lexington does.

So in each respective time zone, the further north and west one goes, the later the sunset (until you cross to the next time zone, of course)
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