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self biased
30-12-2005, 17:00:42
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0512/sunrisebyseason_ayiomamitis.jpg

Does the Sun always rise in the same direction? No. As the seasons change, the direction toward the rising Sun will change, too. The Sun will always rise and set furthest to the south during the day of Winter Solstice, and furthest to the north during Summer Solstice. Today is Winter Solstice, the day of least sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere and of most sunlight in the Southern Hemisphere. In many countries, the Winter Solstice brings a change in season, as it is the first day of winter in the North. The solar heating and stored energy in the Earth's surface and atmosphere is near its lowest during winter, making it usually the coldest months of the year. On the brighter side in the north, daylight hours will increase every day from now until June. Pictured above are the different directions of the rising sun throughout the year above a small town in Greece.

[APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051221.html)]

MattHiggs
30-12-2005, 17:39:55
Yay, it gets lighter every day from now on! :beer:

MDA
30-12-2005, 18:34:28
:beer: but not for shiny and rachel...

Colon
30-12-2005, 20:32:25
They live in a cave?

mr.G
30-12-2005, 21:13:46
they are both blind

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
30-12-2005, 21:23:38
They live in Mordor.

Immortal Wombat
31-12-2005, 01:43:05
Nah, Mordor is on North Island

TV4Fun
01-01-2006, 09:07:12
I come from midgard.

MoSe
02-01-2006, 11:43:21
A small town in Greece? Apolyton??? :bouncmsk:

Drekkus
02-01-2006, 12:12:16
Poor Greeks. Not only does the sun come up later in the day in winter, but it has to climb a mountain first before it reaches them. So double late sunlight.

Venom
02-01-2006, 14:32:12
That's very astute of you Drekkus.

Drekkus
02-01-2006, 14:34:50
I'm such a stute.

Venom
02-01-2006, 14:55:43
You're an ass too.

Drekkus
02-01-2006, 15:30:56
An anass?

Apocolypse
02-01-2006, 15:42:04
Originally posted by MattHiggs
Yay, it gets lighter every day from now on! :beer: Nay, mortal, for I curse thee and bring upon thee an age of gloom and darkness.

mr_G
02-01-2006, 16:21:14
Originally posted by Drekkus
An anass? nono pineapple that is

Drekkus
02-01-2006, 16:29:41
Ah yes of course. :lol: My jokes are really funny if you're dutch.

mr_G
02-01-2006, 16:32:13
jesjes they are :lol:

MDA
03-01-2006, 13:41:23
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
They live in Mordor.

where the shadows lie.