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2018 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Tuesday, March 20 at 12:15 pm (Eastern); 16:15 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge

Happy Spring Equinox 2018.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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I also share with you Donovan’s haunting
“Lullaby of Spring”

Please enjoy.

Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2018 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘‘.

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Use link below for original.

Click here for the ‘’ original.

As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.

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January 31, 2018: Forget “Blue Moon Eclipse” In New Hampshire, Focus On The Supermoon.

by Anura Guruge

Blue Supermoon over New Hampshire Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Anura Guruge

Base skychart, as ever, from “” — with much appreciation.

Forget the “Blue Moon Eclipse“. It will NOT be a total eclipse in New Hampshire. Nada.

It will be partial, it will be early in the morning, the moon will most likely be BELOW the New Hampshire tree line and it will be fleeting.

It really is a NON-EVENT in New Hampshire.

The Supermoon — a Blue Moon at that — Wednesday evening is a whole different matter.

It will NOT be Blue. Sorry. ‘Blue’ denotes rarity — 2nd full moon in a month.

It will not be as near to us as the 1st one on January 1, 2018.

Clouds, always a problem in New Hampshire, might be a problem.

But, definitely go out, tomorrow night and have a gander. You might even see it through the clouds.


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January 31, 2018 “Blue Moon Eclipse” Will NOT BE TOTAL In New Hampshire — Just V. Partial. OK?

by Anura Guruge

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Base information for both images from
Visit them for LOT more.

5 Things to remember & note.

  1. It will NOT be a BLUE Moon! That is just an expression — in that it is the 2nd Full Moon in the month. The other having been on January 1, 2018 — which was also a Supermoon.
    So, I repeat. The moon will NOT be blue. Not Blue. Promise.
  2. The TOTAL eclipse begins to the West of us. So we will only see a Partial Eclipse and a very partial one at that. And it will be fleeting.
  3. The Moon will set beyond the horizon, not counting our tree line, soon after the Partial Eclipse starts!
    We might see it, at most, for 3 minutes! Yes, 3 minutes. It might already be below the tree line.
  4. It is in the morning. Not at night. 6:57 am — i.e., morning.
  5. Weather could, as ever, in New Hampshire, be an issue.

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Today, December 12, Shortest Evening Of 2017 In New Hampshire — Evenings Get Longer From Then ….

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Base table from ‘’.

Yes, today, December 12th will be the earliest sunset of 2017 — in New Hampshire.

NOT the shortest day. That is the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Still 9-days to go.

But, today is the shortest evening.

There is a difference.

Sunrise and Sunset times, leading up to the Solstice, are NOT ‘symmetrical’.

Sunrise still continues to get later and later till the 21st. Then they reverse.

Check the annotated table above.

We only have 3 minutes MORE, in total, to lose. Wow.

So, rejoice. The END of these depressing early evenings.

By Christmas evenings will be a full 5-minutes later. WOW.

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Two More SUPERMOONS Over New Hampshire In January 2018 — Weather Permitting.

by Anura Guruge

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So, as I had feared thick clouds really put a damper on Sunday, December 3, 2017’s Supermoon. I am glad I took a couple of pictures, through wispier clouds the night before.

But, all is not lost. Two more — yes, two — in January 2018. The 2nd will be a Blue Moon, the second Full Moon of a month.

The January 1, 2018 will be even closer than the December 4.

So, that is good. I will keep you posted.

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