Tag Archive | Northern Hemisphere

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Still Elusive In The North, Though It Put On Quite The Show ‘Down Below’.

by Anura Guruge


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By Diego Toscan, in Argentina — and it looks like it was shot with a telescope.



It is BARELY naked-eye visible in the North — and it is very low, in the very early mornings — in the NW sky.

Very low & borderline naked-eye.

It could — it should get — brighter. Perihelion is on May 27, 2010. 10-days away.

On May 13 it was at its closest to Earth.

Fingers crossed. It is up there. Just not that visible.

This has been the story, when it comes to comets, in the Northern Hemisphere.


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by Anura Guruge

New Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Looks VERY Promising, BUT Will Not Be Seen In The North Till Next Week.

by Anura Guruge


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Comet SWAN, i.e., C/2020 F8 (SWAN), has become naked-eye visible in the Southern Hemisphere. It is approaching us from below the equator. Hence, why it is currently only visible in the South.

This will change as of May 11, 2020. It will cross the ‘equator’ — so to speak. The ‘Ecliptic‘ if you want to get technical. It will still take a few days after that to get above the horizon and trees.

I will keep you posted.

Keep your fingers crossed that this one, unlike C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), will NOT fragment and fizzle away.


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by Anura Guruge

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

by Anura Guruge


Winter Solstice 2019 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.


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by Anura Guruge

Summer Solstice 2019 In New Hampshire Will Be At 11:54 am (Eastern) On Friday, June 21.

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Pretty close to noon this year.
Kind of neat.
Most of us will be able to watch for it.

IF you pay real close attention
you can feel the Earth making the turn!

Plus 

MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!

Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.

To I, it means Winter is on the way.

11:54 am Eastern in the USA — 15:54 (or 03:54 pm) GMT.


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Last Three Year.



https://nhlifefree.com/2015/06/17/summer-solstice-2015-in-new-hampshire-will-be-on-sunday-june-21-2015-1239-pm-eastern-1639-gmt-fathers-day-also-2/Related Posts:
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years. 
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

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

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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!


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>>>>
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by Anura Guruge

2018 Summer Solstice In New Hampshire Will Be At 6:07 am (Eastern) On Thursday, June 21.

by Anura Guruge


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Kind of late in the morning this year —
7 minutes after 6 am.
Last year it was soon after midnight.

I will NOT be up.
Way too early for I.

Plus 

MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!

Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.

To I, it means Winter is on the way.

06:07 am Eastern in the USA — 10:07 am GMT.


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘timeanddate.com’, of course. Note, LONGEST day of the year, but days start getting shorter right away! Bummer.


Last  Two Year.


https://nhlifefree.com/2015/06/17/summer-solstice-2015-in-new-hampshire-will-be-on-sunday-june-21-2015-1239-pm-eastern-1639-gmt-fathers-day-also-2/Related Posts:
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years. 
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


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:
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by Anura Guruge

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