Saturday, June 22, 2024

Guggling

This is written on the evening of the 21st, so when you read it, it could be today for you or yesterday. 

Is there an autumn equinox? Yes.

Is there a winter solstice, like a summer solstice? Yes, and we've just had one today, the shortest daylight hours of the year. Our shortest Australia day has a sunrise about 7am and sunset about 5pm. The  summer solstice, without a daylight saving adjustment is sunrise at 5am and sunset at 8pm. 

There is a full moon tonight in our eastern skies. 

Does a full moon coincide with a winter solstice? It has this year, but no. It happens about once every two decades. 

Do I have moon photos to make my post more interesting? Yes. 



46 comments:

  1. Well done on your moon shot - something I find difficult. It was almost total cloud cover here and there was no moon to be seen.

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    1. They are old photos EC. The moon was quite different last night and tonight.

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  2. Oh yes superb photos.
    Our sunset here is 9:55 tonight with sunrise at 4:45 am tomorrow. I think the blinds will be firmly closed tonight.

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    1. JayCee, I remember being on the deck of a ferry travelling from Newcastle to Amsterdam and in a 'very happy mood', and I was amazed that there was still half light at 11pm.

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  3. Strange but true, we saw the same moon here in S Wales!

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    1. Chris, I think seeing the same moon when we are on different sides of the world, quite strange. Obviously not at the same time but the same day.

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  4. I don't enjoy cold weather, and yesterday was the coldest morning so far this year :( But the winter solstice is in June and our coldest weather is yet to come. Right?

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    1. Hels, looking at last year's electric bill, yes, colder in July but starting warm a little in August. I'm sure you have good heating at home.

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    1. Thanks Bob. It was a bit trippy to see the moon rise like that.

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  6. The polar mass moved over to the southeast coast. Cold as ever. I cant even bother go out to do my regular street shoots

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    1. Roentare, put on a thick puffer jacket and get out there. Even my light weight jacket works well.

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  7. Days are getting shorter, slowly. In winter it dark before 4pm ugh.

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    1. Dora, enjoy your long days while you can.

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  8. We had our longest day of the year yesterday. Couldn't see the moon for the cloud cover. It was so hot all day, and come evening, the clouds rolled in and the thunder rumbled on in on. For all of it, we didn't get much in the line of precipitation though.

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    1. So disappointing for you Debby. And barely a drop of rain. I guess you spend some time watering.

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  9. You provide awesome photos, as always. I've been meaning to look for the full moon. This evening might provide a partial substitute. :) Best wishes

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    1. Darla, all about clouds and of course which way you are facing.

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  10. People are jumping into the lake to celebrate the soltice. Idiots.
    Love your moon shots.

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    1. I can imagine the jumping into the lake, Merlot. They should do so naked.

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  11. They are just wonderful photos!

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  12. They are good moon shots Andrew, you have done well and the photos are lovely too...now as the nights get longer the days become colder to a certain point.

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    1. Margaret, that is quite true. The days will now lengthen, but July into August are the coldest.

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  13. That's a lovely photo of the moon. Here in Bengaluru we don't experience very long days or nights. During my recent UK trip, I experienced that. We hardly saw night, since sun set around 9.45 and rose around 4.45.

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    1. Pradeep, I remember being in Asian countries and the sun setting about 6pm, wherever we were.

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  14. I adore your photographs Andrew! We had the same golden gorgeous big moon in Honolulu this evening. Just fascinating to hear you talk about the winter solstice, because we just had the summer one here! Your seasons are our opposite to ours, but one never thinks of yin yang solstices! Thank you Aloha!

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    1. Cloudia, it can be so confusing at times, but you are in a more even tropical country. I would guess wet season, dry season.

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  15. For me it's not today but tomorrow, it's the 22nd here ! We have now daylight until nearly 11 pm !! That's long, fortunately the light doesn't bother me I sleep the curtains open ! It's interesting to read how it works on the other side of the world. Your photos are amazing ! Full moon shines in my room that's very romantic to see to round ball from my bed ! You know I often say "We" instead of "I" after such a long time of life together it's normal.

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    1. Gattina, yes, I've experienced the light near Amsterdam at 11pm. I was amazed. Thanks for the 'we' and 'I' thing. It is hard.

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  16. My computer tells me is the 22nd as I read this. Great moon shots.

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    1. TP, it's about 16 hours after the post went live, so that would have happened on your 21st. You were probably asleep.

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  17. We had a full moon in the UK. Is it the same one you had?

    God bless.

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    1. That does seem to be the case. Something to do with the earth spinning around, ah, perhaps the moon circling us.

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    1. Stuck it lucky, Jackie. It isn't my skill.

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  19. My view of the sky is mostly blocked by buildings and trees so I don't see sights like your great moon shots, Andrew. Fabulous.

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  20. I was thinking about the full moon, how its something the whole world can enjoy. :) Thank you for these beautiful images and interesting information. In addition, I like the fact our seasonal daylight hours are so similar. Hugs, my dear.

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    1. Darla, and for how many years have humans and our predecessors been seeing it! Thank you.

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  21. Yes, our evenings are drawing in now ;-) I happened to be up just before dawn this morning - a lovely clear, fresh morning.

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    1. Our daylight from now don't seem to extend for weeks yet, and then there is the excitement of saying, 'The days are getting longer'. Then I think of summer heat. I don't like cold and I don't like heat.

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  22. Meanwhile, we're having our longest days now -- the sky begins getting light about 4 a.m. and gets dark around 10 p.m.

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    1. Yes, Steve. Very long days. As the days shorten, it mush be almost noticeable each day. Here the winter/summer difference is only three hours.

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    1. I don't know how I did it Strayer, but they are my photos.

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