5 response to "A ‘Just after the Solstice” picture"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 2, 2019

    Thanks for the photo Tony!
    Its interesting how the sun is setting to the ‘south’ of west, when ours is too, at the opposite season!
    Until its understood the S Hemi is tilted ‘toward’ the sun while the N. Hemi is tilted away.
    In other words the sun rises poleward of the equator (or ~40 degrees Lat. N or S) in the respective summer, and equator-ward in the respective winter. Now that is clear as mud isnt it?
    Anyway, cool photo, and thought provoking about how things work!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: January 3, 2019

      You are quite right Rich. When we moved to the southern hemisphere it took me about 6 months to regain a working “bump of direction”. I was late to my first day of work because I walked out of the train station looked at the “mud map” and set off in completely the wrong direction!

      FYI (but you probably know anyway). We see the phases of the moon the opposite way round to you ‘cos we see the moon “upside down”. I was once given a chart of the moon phases but it didn’t seem right. Checked. Ah .. a document by Patrick Moore, A UK astronomer and author. He created it for local consumption.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: January 3, 2019

    Oh yes, the sun is far enough south right now to heat up walls on my unit I wish it wouldn’t reach 😉 In winter, the sun never gets to my clothesline, but stuff dries in less than an hour at mid-day in summer. Hope you survive the stinker weather down there – they are saying 44 here tomorrow.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: January 4, 2019

      Well we just had a couple of hot days didn’t we. Looks like you got to your 44 while we hit 35 yesterday. Riding early in the day is the thing to do I tell myself. There’s a bushfire or two in the south which are throwing smoke across the island the past 2 days. Today is clear in the north and temps low so a good morning for a ride.

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