[Vision2020] Oops, I almost forgot . . .

Janesta janesta at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 14:12:12 PST 2013

*lilting laughter*

Details, details!!!

You all are supposed to be mind readers!

*still laughing*


On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Kenneth Marcy <kmmos1 at frontier.com> wrote:

> On 12/13/2013 12:18 PM, Janesta wrote:
>> Good News!
>> The days start getting longer!!!
> I'm sorry to have to be the bearer of the news to you, but days do not get
> longer.  The length of days is constant, for all practical purposes.
> It is true that after the winter solstice the duration of time between
> sunrise and sunset each day does increase, resulting in more minutes of
> light from the Sun to the Earth at a particular latitude each day, until
> the following summer solstice.  However, the duration of time necessary for
> the planet to rotate on its axis is unchanged -- the Earth does not spin
> faster in the winter and slower in the summer.  So, the duration of the day
> is constant, but the number of light-minutes varies daily between solstices.
> Here ends your nitpick for the day.
> Ken
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