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Thread #28763   Message #359960
Posted By: NightWing
19-Dec-00 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Merry Solstice Fun - Here Comes the Sun!
Subject: RE: Merry Solstice Fun - Here Comes the Sun!
Actually sounds like a workable plan there, Spaw. *L*

Clinton, actual astronomical solstice is 2000 December 21 13:37 UTC (06:37 MST, my time zone). [UTC is the correct astronomical term for the time zone best known as Greenwich Mean Time.] In other words, just about the time I have to leave to go to work Thursday morning. *sigh*

Interestingly enough, there's a Partial Solar Eclipse happening XMas Day across most of North America. Check out here or else at this page or if you're interested in more info. At first glance it looks like the line of maximum eclipse (around 55% - 60%) runs along the Eastern Seaboard, then curves up through the Great Lakes states and up into Saskatchewan.