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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The reason for the season

Astronomical data for the solstice for folks in Seattle who care about such things:

The moment of solstice happens at 9:30pm pst on Wednesday, December 21st, and sunrise on the 22nd at the Admiral Overlook in Seattle will occur at 07:55:12 pst.

However, the weather for Thursday is looking overcast and rainy, so the solstice sunrise festivities may actually be watching the sky turn from dark gray to lighter gray. That's okay, Seattleites are used to a little cloud cover.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this has been edited. I made the newbie error of adding rather than subtracting my longitude correction from UTC. Happy solstice, and also happy Hanukkah!