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Winter Solstice 2019 Is Saturday, December 21 — 11:19 PM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Welcome Yule!

MY Favorite Day of the Year.

Days start to get Longer.

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 12, 2019!

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January.

Welcome Yule!


In the spirit of Revels I give YOU, in peace,
Dona Nobis Pacem‘ (Grant us peace)
for the Winter Solstice.


Related Posts:
Check Category ‘Holidays.
Search on ‘Solstice’.


by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2018 Is Friday, December 21 — 5:23 PM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



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Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else.


Welcome Yule!

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

As I had told you evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 17, 2018.

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January 18, 2019.

Welcome Yule!


Related Posts:
++++ Check Category ‘Holidays’ for other related posts >>>>
>>>>
Search on ‘Solstice’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2017 Is Thursday, December 21 — 11:28 AM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



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Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else.


Welcome Yule!

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

As I had told you evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 12, 2017.

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January 7, 2018.

Just for the record, compared to the 2016 Solstice, which was also on December 21, we have 3 extra seconds of DAYLIGHT. Wow. Rejoice.

Welcome Yule!


Related Posts:
++++ Check Category ‘Holidays’ for other related posts >>>>
>>>>
Search on ‘Solstice’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

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

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’.


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.


Related posts:
Search ‘snow’.


by Anura Guruge

FAA Drone Registration (Starting Dec. 21, 2015) Does NOT Require Make, Model or Serial Number!

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Related posts:
1. UDI U818A drone a big success.
2. Shane flying drone inside house.
3. Shane Quadcopter Master Class.
4. Teischan’s ‘Flutterbye’ for Christmas.

a. Shane Selling at Halfmoon Lake.
b. Shane aerial pictures of house.
c. Shane at Laconia Airport.

++++ Search on ‘Shane’ for MANY other related posts >>>>


Click here for the FAA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS),
i.e., Drone, registration FAQ page.

Extracts from above page.

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As soon as they started talking about this FAA drone registration program, in anger, in the media, last week I noticed that there was NEVER any mention of model, make and serial number. That seemed incongruous. So today I went checking. You can see what I found — on the first image above.

The FAA does not ask for Make, Model or Serial Number.

That is very strange. I have never encountered a product registration that did not want the product specifically identified.

So this is basically a program to TRACK drone OWNERS.

Also puzzled that they do NOT mention Permanent Residents (i.e., Green Card Holders). Permanent Residents can LEGALLY own (and register) firearms in the U.S. So it would be strange if a Permanent Resident can register a semi-automatic weapon BUT NOT a drone! Aaah!

I, always wanting to be on the safe and legal side, checked the weight of our UDI U818As (and yes, we have two). 4.2 ounces + 2.1 ounces for the battery = 6.3 ounces (178.6 gram). So we are well under the 0.55 (8.8 ounce, 250 gram) weight limit. 


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