Monday, March 3, 2014

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – February 2014

The following are miscellaneous sun, shade, solar and solar energy facts and comments. They were derived from our twitter feed ( or @SunPosition).

Our sunrise/sunset tables have been updated for this month -

There's Wiarton Willie and Punxsutawney Phil. How about a town to host Groundhog Day for Si? @williebosshog @RobertsonPhill

Wiarton Willie sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter | CityNews Toronto

Wiarton, Ont., Mayor John Close (right) listens to groundhog Wiarton Willie's weather prediction in Wiarton on Feb. 2, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Frank Gunn

WIARTON, ON - Ontario’s Wiarton Willie emerged from his cozy den Sunday morning and immediately spotted his shadow, which according to groundhog folklore means Canadians can expect six more weeks of what has already been a long, cold, snowy winter…

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Toronto milestone today Feb 4. 10 hrs of daylight.

Barrie milestone today Feb 5. 10 hrs of daylight.

Keith Maxwell‏@MaxontheCoast: Bring it on!

RB: Looks like Vancouver will have to wait until Feb 12th for 10 hrs of daylight.

Keith Maxwell‏@MaxontheCoast: I'll try to be patient

RB: Unfortunately no choice :)

Keith Maxwell‏@MaxontheCoast: very true! Enjoying the sun right now, though. Minus 4C - cold for here

RB: Well, you can look forward to 16h 15m of daylight on June 21st in Vancouver.

Hey Ottawa, 11 hrs of daylight arrives tomorrow Feb 27.

Cheers, Ralph

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