Predicting the sun

Definitely a springiness in the air today – it’s been a lovely warm day.  The days are getting noticeably longer, too – our new office, which didn’t get any sun at all for most of the winter, now gets a burst of bright sunshine each afternoon as the sun peeks between the two neighbouring buildings* (which is nice, but also means a scramble to pull the blinds down so we can actually see our computer screens!).  It’s been a very clear demonstration of the tilt of the earth’s axis turning relative to the sun – a month ago the sun was hitting our windows just before we packed up for the evening, and now we’re getting it mid-afternoon.  It’ll be interesting to see how much further it shifts before the sun has angled so far to the south that one of the buildings permanently blocks it out (we weren’t in this building last summer, so we haven’t seen a full year’s worth of the sun’s movement yet).
 
* Who needs Stonehenge to predict the coming solstice – we’ve got buildinghenge!

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  1. Yes, you’re getting more sun while we’re getting noticeable less. Last Wednesday evening it was already dark when we left our church’s midweek meeting. The week before, we saw the sunset, and the week before that, it was full daylight. 🙂
    Funny how that works, isn’t it!

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