It is the considered,expressed opinion of my family, that my head is chock-a-block full of useless information, although some have been known to refer to this stuff in a derogatory manner, I shall refrain from being explicit.
As those that are interested in UI know, the Equinox, is usually celebrated, on or about the 20/21 March & September each year, and signifies our ⭐ crossing the equator. The beginning of spring and autumn (fall for those inclined that way). The Sun rises and sets at the same hour; am & pm on those days.
Well just as a matter of UI, this happened in Sydney yesterday the 19th September; Helios his Chariot of the Sun with sturdy horses pulling mightily came bounding over the horizon at the ungodly hour, of 5.48am. and for the next 12 hours had a high old time before slipping off the otherside at 5.48pm.
So there you have it. The Equinox 2 days early!
Now how do I know this lot of twaddle? Simple!
Somehow I don’t suppose anybody has ever scrolled down on the opening page of this site of mine, but if anyone has they might well have noticed way down on the right side there’s a weather thingy, and by clicking on this, you get a right up to the minute insight as to what is going on in Sydney.
Now this weather gadget/widget thingy is pretty good and gives more useful information than a UI junkie wants or needs, but back in June at our winter solstice I happened to scroll through this weather thing and came to the box marked “Astronomy” and the last line tells what the length of the day will either increase or decrease by.
Well on this 21st day of June it gave a reading: Tomorrow will be 0m0s longer. Had our earth stopped?
No way it was going to reverse course so that the Sun would head south again, so being an adherent to UI, I promptly got a spread sheet going, four columns starting 21/06/2016 and the fourth finishing 21/06/2017 and started recording each date the increase in the length of each day.
We gradually picked up speed and as at yesterday we were picking up an extra 2minutes 5 seconds of daylight a day.And that’s when I noticed that the Equinox was here/ there; yesterday, whatever; I’m starting to confuse myself in all the excitement! 🙄
Now if that isn’t Useless Information then somebody better tell me what is! XD