How low can we go??

To begin with I thought 4 would be the lucky number but if the fluctuating forecast is correct that might not be so!

Wednesday 19th – morning and afternoon

Thursday 20th – morning and afternoon

I wonder what will actually happen today – it’s the 21st, often our shortest day.  Sunrise will be at 7.35am – sunset at 5.07pm

Which will give us 9hrs and 32 mins of daylight!

Dry daylight would be nice for a change 😊

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 This year June Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Saturday, 22 June 2019 at 1:54 am in Melbourne. In terms of daylight, this day is 5 hours, 15 minutes shorter than on December Solstice. In locations south of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.  

There’s a great website where you can find lots of stuff like that  timeanddate.com. It has lots of little titbits about all sorts of things.  Not just for here in Australia but worldwide.  For example – did you know there are three sorts of twilight?  Civil – Nautical – and Astronomical ?

I’m off now to enjoy the thrill of supermarket shopping – while it’s not raining – and where I hope they have the heating on 🙂

8 thoughts on “How low can we go??

  1. We were expecting a low of minus 6 this morning. Which filled me with glee and the prospect of frozen bubbles. It didn’t happen. Minus 2 – which is not cold enough.
    We have now reached a little over 9 degrees.

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    1. Would it be selfish of me EC to hope it does get that cold (at your house that is) – I love what you do with the frozen bubbles. Mind you the words ‘sooner you than me’ come out of my mouth 😊

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  2. How Big the World is. At my place it is Summer solstice today giving us glorious
    17 hours and 32 minutes of daylight. That is all of 10 hours and 31 mins longer than in half a year, when Winter solstice will greet us with measly 7 hours 1 min of grey daylight.
    Like your Winter, our Summer is dreary. It’s cold and rainy. Today we’ll have max 20 degrees with showers. I long for real hot weather and no rain for some days in a row, so that I can bask in the Sun and recharge my hungry batteries. I hope for some snow for you. Snow is fun.

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  3. Haha, EC out with her bubble pipe. Cold and damp we are, but at least there is no wind to speak of. I just learnt today that although our shortest day has passed, and our sunsets will be later, our sunrises for a few days will continue being later.

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    1. Cold and damp R us indeed Andrew !
      I always find it strange that things don’t change straight away, as in right after the solstice. The temperature doesn’t change either – in fact it often becomes colder.

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