Saturday, April 7, 2012

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items - Mar 2012

The following are miscellaneous sun, shade, solar and solar energy facts and comments.  They were derived from our twitter feed ( or @SunPosition) for the month of March 2012 and some contain links to news articles.

RT @SolarSavvy: Solar Efficiency Milestones: @SoloPower, Suntech, ISC, Alta Devices, @Panasonic -

Interesting idea > Shade Systems Introduces Night Lighting Features on Its Outdoor Shade Products -

Garden planning in Ottawa this weekend Mar 24/25? Sun is due south at 1:09 pm.

Garden planning in Toronto this weekend Mar 24/25? Sun is due south at 1:23 pm.

The sun is directly overhead, yes, straight up, in northern Brazil at this moment (i.e. noon EDT Mar 20).

The sun is back in the northern hemisphere as of today, March 20. Welcome back.

It's cool to think the sun is tracking along the equator today, March 20.

Watch the sun track along the equator tomorrow, March 20.

Spring arrives at 1:14 am EDT tomorrow, March 20 - but we've already had summer-like weather...

Nice, 12 hours of daylight today, March 17.

Nice, 12 hours of daylight in Toronto and Ottawa by March 17th.

Because of the time change, Ottawa sunrise/sunset times will be delayed to about 7:16 am and 7:08 pm EDT week of Mar 12.

Because of the time change, Toronto sunrise/sunset times will be roughly 7:30 am and 7:23 pm EDT week of Mar 12.

Hmmm, Standard Time applies to only 18 weeks out of 52. How is that "standard"??

RT @ottawastart: Mentioned this earlier: Daylight savings starts this weekend - Sunday morning at 2:00am, clocks spring ahead. (You lose an hour.)

Wow, scientists have discovered that the positions of the sun and moon caused the Titanic disaster -

Thank Julius Caesar for your extra day: St. Albert Gazette -

Hard to believe that 'sun & shade' caused the failure of an o-ring seal that led to the crash of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Interesting read about energy use in downtowns > A City that Runs on Itself, by Spacing Vancouver -

Cheers, Ralph

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