Winter Solstice Tonight at 6:38 PM

Happy Festivus. Tonight at 6:38 PM the sun hopefully decides to turn and make the days longer beginning with tomorrow. But tonight we rest on the bottom of the analemma. (Remember the spelling by splitting Anal Emma.) The analemma is that figure eight drawn on globes to denote the sun passing through the sky all year.

Say what? Take me fishing off Rockport last October at dawn:

The dots represent where the sun is each morning at the same exact time, say 6:00 AM. This morning at 6:00 AM was very dark because the sun was at the yellow dot at the very bottom. The sun starts crawling slowly out of this hole tonight and by January 1 when we are jumping in the water the sun will be at the blue ball. Appropriately colored ball for jumping into 44 F water don’t you think?

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4 Responses to Winter Solstice Tonight at 6:38 PM

    Enjoy the Blues

  2. Pingback: Analemma Part II, sunrise | GoodMorningGloucester

  3. Did the blue ball go right over everyone’s head? Anyway. Tonight I will find the ball that represents March 1. I think it is above the tip of my fishing rod heading for crossover which may be the Spring Equinox.

    Oh wait, Paul F got it.

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