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.

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).”

RT @rudydotca:  FYI Torontohenge at sunset next Wed, plus a few days afterwards... check last year's article by @SunPosition --

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)

RT @rudydotca:  @SunPosition yeah, i picked Wed by progressively looking at successive days using this desktop app --

.@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 

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

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

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

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

Hey @shawnmicallef and @glynbowerman.  Just in case you weren't aware... #Torontohenge

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

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

RT @quimler:  TorontoHenge is tomorrow (Feb 15)!

If you missed Torontohenge last night, watch sun hover above street just before sunset for another week or so.

RT @rudydotca:  @SiriAgrell

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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