Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Summer Solstice

Yesterday was the solstice - or the longest day of the year in the Southern hemisphere. Because we are hoping to do some sailing in the holidays we've been looking at weather forecasts a bit more carefully. This particular forecast also shows the actual length of the day and of visible daylight for your location. It is really cool! So both today and yesterday in Pietermaritzburg were/will be 14 hours and 2 minutes long. Tomorrow will be 3s shorter. In Johannesburg the days are less than 14 hours so this is the place to be!
Weather Underground is the source of this information and other cool facts. (The link takes you to my location near Midmar Dam!)

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