The following are miscellaneous sun, shade, solar and solar energy facts and comments. They were derived from our twitter feed @SunPosition
Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral: Little shade. #WinterClassic pic.twitter.com/44j1OtUIi8
I just hope they don't 'half delay' the game so they end up with both shadows and sun glare.
NHL @NHL: To eliminate any advantage created by sun glare, teams will switch ends at 10:00 mark of the first period.
But sun conditions may be completely different for the 2nd half of the period. Still not fair, nor safe.
Hugh Burrill @Snhughburrill: Just spoke with NHL Deputy Commish Bill Daly. Says the glare issues could push back the start of the Winter Classic to 2:30 tomorrow.
The @NHL could set the game time by modeling the sun glare and shadows long before game day. Months before.
Eric Vegoe @evegoe: “You don’t know what the sun is in the winter time until it’s the winter time and you’re here,” said Daly. Unless you scout a year ahead...
Or model the sun and shadow patterns well in advance of game day.
Our monthly sunrise/sunset tables have been posted
After Jan 2nd the sun starts rising a little earlier again each day in Ottawa
After Jan 3rd the sun starts rising a little earlier again each day in Toronto
Toronto is back to 9 hrs of daylight on Jan 1st and gaining about one minute per day
Ottawa will pass the 9 hrs of daylight per day mark on Jan 12th, gaining almost 2 minutes per day
RT Universe Today @universetoday: How Did We Find the Distance to the Sun?