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    Winter Solstice.

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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    Winter Solstice.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 18:17

    The winter solstice will occur on Friday 21st December this year. This is when the sun reaches it's most southerly declination of -23.5°. (In other words when the North pole is tilted at 23.5° away from the sun). This is the point in the Northern hemisphere where there will be the least amount of daylight this year. Good news is that it gradually gets lighter from here on in. (21/12/12 that is.)

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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 22:11

    Can't wait. Always look forward to that date so I know winter's back has been broken.






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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Topdog on Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 23:00

    11 mins past the eleventh hour the 13th Mayan calender ends. This is deemed by many as the end of the world as we know it. They also say all the planets will align on this day at this time and possibly cause some very bad effects to Earth. This could be Tsunami, Earthquake or complete destruction. See you all Saturday then.
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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Blyth Spirit on Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 6:41

    Agree can't wait for those light nights, summer before we know it !

    Thought the Mayan calender thing was purely down to them creating a date so far in the future that it was a random date.

    It has no significance other than being so far in the distance it was just a date they picked.



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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Mischief Maker on Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 15:56

    i thought the mayan calendar thing was on the 12th i.e. we're all still here so nothing happened

    but i agree it was just a random date



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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 17:05

    It's called the Mayan Long Calender...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Gypsy on Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 17:23

    Adam DONT OPEN the above link it takes forever and locks your pc while it is loading so you will still be sitting there in the morning waiting to see what it is all about.
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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Mermaid on Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 18:05

    it didn't lock my comp and opened quickly.



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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 18:36

    Gypsy wrote:Adam DONT OPEN the above link it takes forever and locks your pc while it is loading so you will still be sitting there in the morning waiting to see what it is all about.

    I've changed the link to Wiki. It should be OK now.



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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 3:22

    Never been in to calendars, always felt they spoiled a well decorated wall, may have a look when I got nothing better to do...

    That said anyone got any old Pirelli ones...
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    Re: Winter Solstice.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:01

    Topdog wrote:11 mins past the eleventh hour the 13th Mayan calender ends. This is deemed by many as the end of the world as we know it. They also say all the planets will align on this day at this time and possibly cause some very bad effects to Earth. This could be Tsunami, Earthquake or complete destruction. See you all Saturday then.

    ...I thought that was armistice day (Get your poppies 'ere).



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