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Winter Solstice 2018


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Happy winter solstice to anyone who celebrates that.  It means that winter is officially here, but it also means that tomorrow the days will start getting longer.  How ironic is that!!

Also, tomorrow is a full moon so there will be more light at night too!!  A bonus!  It's also a rarity... the next time a full moon is within 24 hours of the winter solstice will be in 2029.  I won't see it, so I'm going to enjoy this one!!

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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I like Dec 21st as it means we are moving towards spring/summer as opposed to getting darker its now getting lighter each day (by seconds lol) but we get daylight up till about 11PM in Summer (dark at 4pm winter) so we can do 36 holes easily.

HOWEVER, Jan, Feb March are our worst months for winter weather 🙄

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Looking forward to our annual bar crawl we do for winter solstice tonight. Some buddies and I started it a few years back. 

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I like Dec 21st as it means we are moving towards spring/summer as opposed to getting darker its now getting lighter each day (by seconds lol) but we get daylight up till about 11PM in Summer (dark at 4pm winter) so we can do 36 holes easily.
HOWEVER, Jan, Feb March are our worst months for winter weather [emoji849]


Re: on the daylight increase in case your interested:

The wobble (angle in relation to the sun) of the earth on its axis is sinusoidal, so if you can picture a sine wave....
Right now we are at the bottom going up and the change in daylight increase vs time is relatively slow.
As you get to the '0' crossing of the sine wave, thats the vernal equinox and that is as fast as the change in daylight increase vs time will get. From there the rate of increase slows till you hit the summer solstice.


FYI I wouldn't use this as a pick up line at the bar tonight unless you're Norm (from Cheers)


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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

 


Re: on the daylight increase in case your interested:

The wobble (angle in relation to the sun) of the earth on its axis is sinusoidal, so if you can picture a sine wave....
Right now we are at the bottom going up and the change in daylight increase vs time is relatively slow.
As you get to the '0' crossing of the sine wave, thats the vernal equinox and that is as fast as the change in daylight increase vs time will get. From there the rate of increase slows till you hit the summer solstice.


FYI I wouldn't use this as a pick up line at the bar tonight unless you're Norm (from Cheers)


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Sounds more like what Cliff Clavin would say.  Either way though, you're right!!

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5 hours ago, perseveringgolfer said:

I like Dec 21st as it means we are moving towards spring/summer as opposed to getting darker its now getting lighter each day (by seconds lol) but we get daylight up till about 11PM in Summer (dark at 4pm winter) so we can do 36 holes easily.

HOWEVER, Jan, Feb March are our worst months for winter weather 🙄

I know what you are talking about!!  I spent 10 years traveling to Russia.  Spent many solstices, winter and summer in St. Petersburg.  "White Nights" as they called it is much preferable; never really does get dark.

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Sounds more like what Cliff Clavin would say.  Either way though, you're right!!

Oh youre so right it was Cliff not NORM. My bad [emoji41]

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

Oh youre so right it was Cliff not NORM. My bad emoji41.png

 

 

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Norm would just ask Cliff what color the sky was in his world and ask Sam for another beer.   😎

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12 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

 


Re: on the daylight increase in case your interested:

The wobble (angle in relation to the sun) of the earth on its axis is sinusoidal, so if you can picture a sine wave....
Right now we are at the bottom going up and the change in daylight increase vs time is relatively slow.
As you get to the '0' crossing of the sine wave, thats the vernal equinox and that is as fast as the change in daylight increase vs time will get. From there the rate of increase slows till you hit the summer solstice.


FYI I wouldn't use this as a pick up line at the bar tonight unless you're Norm (from Cheers)


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Thanks Sheldon Cooper 😉😋

 

It was actually interesting and I'll use it lol

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4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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