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No, No, No, you're all confused the Sun is not going Down. The Horizon is moving Up! - Firesign Theatre

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Another supermoon tonight.

 

Be very, very careful and beware of lycanthropes. :o

 

There you go,  crying wolf again. :D

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"....little old lady got mutilated late last night...." ;)

"Werewolves of London again

Werewolves of London"

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bal-wx-winter-solstice-the-shortest-day-of-the-year-arrives-wednesday-20161218-story.html

The winter solstice occurs at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday, marking what most people know as the "shortest" day of the year. In Baltimore that means just shy of 9 hours, 24 minutes of sunlight.

 

The solstice is actually a single moment, though. It is when the Earth’s axis — and the northern hemisphere — are tilted furthest away from the sun. The Earth spins on an axis tilted by about 23.4 degrees.

 

 

The shortest day of the year is actually the second Sunday in March here in most of the US, which is only 23 hours long.

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is there any need now for Daylight Savings Time?

can we get rid of this relic, vestige, anachronism?

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1 hour ago, boink said:

is there any need now for Daylight Savings Time?

can we get rid of this relic, vestige, anachronism?

Many people wouldn't mind in the least; however one needs to understand that Congress will need to commission at least a dozen studies supporting the idea, each costing millions, if not billions of dollars, before a bill can be developed that could be presented to at least a dozen committees, then shelved for at least 10 sessions, by the time it comes to a vote, Justin Bieber's grandson will be President and he'll send it back to Congress for reconsideration along with a dozen line-item vetoes. :)

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Don't forget: March 11, 2018. Spring ahead 1 hour.

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18 hours ago, blowboatbethesda said:

Many people wouldn't mind in the least; however one needs to understand that Congress will need to commission at least a dozen studies supporting the idea, each costing millions, if not billions of dollars, before a bill can be developed that could be presented to at least a dozen committees, then shelved for at least 10 sessions, by the time it comes to a vote, Justin Bieber's grandson will be President and he'll send it back to Congress for reconsideration along with a dozen line-item vetoes. :)

Nah, Trump will simply decree it once he assumes dictatorial powers.

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"Look, the Sun is going Down!"

"No, No, No, You're all Confused! The Horizon is moving Up!"

Firesign Theatre

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