Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Orbital Phenomena

The phrases used  for the various stages in a solar or lunar year are almost lyrical.
This week we have Solstice, when the sun is furthest from the earth, and it is called " The Shortest Day" Well, is this a misnomer?? The day still has 24 hours, I and all others still have the same amount of hours to do whatever we are doing, the real fact is that  there is less sunlight.
Other terms are Aphelion, Equinox, Perihelion. Some from Greek origin, others are Latin, none that I remember from 6th form language days.Too long ago, says Hugh.

This shortest day should stir us all on to look  forward to spring ( my spring bulbs are flowering already) longer days, again this just means more sunlight hours each day, until we again reach Summertime.

photos of bags are being edited, parcels have arrived from South and North, and nearby.
Another bag will go to Wellington next week. Look for more pics next post.
The box for comments has been altered, no need to enter odd letters that seem to me to be a rare combination and not a word at all.Other blogs have the same weird letters as well. This, so I read, is just a safety measure to avoid lots of scam.
For some unknown reason, blogger spellcheck isn't working this a.m. Maybe it is having a holiday on the shortest day!!!
Cheers from Jean

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