Saturday, March 11, 2017

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – February 2017

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


Our monthly sunrise/sunset tables have been updated.
http://www.sunposition.com/tables.html

A few of the samples include:


A full moon, an eclipse and a comet - all in one night | CBC News

“Friday is a night full of fun astronomical treats.

First, there's February's full moon, called the Snow Moon — named for the typically cold and snowy weather this time of year.”

“In addition to the full moon, a lunar eclipse also occurs on Friday. While you may head out to look for the darkening and reddening of the moon that's typical in a lunar eclipse, be prepared — this is a penumbral eclipse where the moon passes through Earth's outer shadow.”

“Then there's the New Year's Comet, formally known as Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková.

This green comet will make its closest approach to Earth around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, at a distance of about 12 million kilometres (that's roughly 30 times the distance from Earth the moon).”

https://t.co/H9lwukdIII


RT @rudydotca:  FYI Torontohenge at sunset next Wed, plus a few days afterwards... check last year's article by @SunPosition -- https://t.co/oh9XLPiImd

Pedestrians pose for a photo during Manhattan-henge. (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

.@rudydotca Thank you for the shout-out.  You beat me to the announcement :).  FYI the true #Torontohenge date this year is Feb 15th (5:48pm) https://t.co/ImAi2fsO3M

RT @rudydotca:  @SunPosition yeah, i picked Wed by progressively looking at successive days using this desktop app -- https://t.co/EZjhiLwbGH

.@rudydotca And, great photo ops for following week as sun crosses above streets and sets more north each day. #Torontohenge

.@rudydotca Looks like we agree, phew. #Torontohenge


.@rudydotca Dates and times for Torontohenge 2017

http://sunposition-ralphb.blogspot.ca/2017/02/torontohenge-2017.html 


Torontohenge is coming up. Watch the sun set in line with Toronto's east-west street grid.

http://sunposition-ralphb.blogspot.ca/2017/02/torontohenge-2017.html 


Yes, golf courses have made use of our sunrise sunset tables.

Also, photographers and wedding planners use our sunrise sunset tables.

http://www.sunposition.com/tables.html


Here's the when and where of tomorrow's (Feb 15) Torontohenge.

http://sunposition-ralphb.blogspot.ca/2017/02/torontohenge-2017.html
 


Hey @shawnmicallef and @glynbowerman.  Just in case you weren't aware... #Torontohenge https://t.co/gt8HnfNB6y

RT @svkwhisper:  Hey this is cool. Did it get planned. This way? Our own #TOhenge https://t.co/OSCI5wn18z

.@svkwhisper The sun setting in a specific direction was planned alright, but not by me :)  #Torontohenge


RT @quimler:  TorontoHenge is tomorrow (Feb 15)! https://t.co/ObPOjFZE8x


If you missed Torontohenge last night, watch sun hover above street just before sunset for another week or so. https://t.co/ZWqqIEsl01


RT @rudydotca:  @SiriAgrell  https://t.co/Qix0odkWdI


Torontohenge is cool to see, when you're not driving. Be prepared for sun glare this week along Toronto's street grid.


Cheers, Ralph

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