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 Re: Welcome to the Dark Side... Daniel R. Przybylski4-Jan-19 5:42 Daniel R. Przybylski 4-Jan-19 5:42
 Re: Welcome to the Dark Side... A Momentary Lapse of Reason4-Jan-19 9:40 A Momentary Lapse of Reason 4-Jan-19 9:40
 Re: Welcome to the Dark Side... cplas4-Jan-19 8:05 cplas 4-Jan-19 8:05
 Re: Welcome to the Dark Side... jschell5-Jan-19 5:00 jschell 5-Jan-19 5:00
 So how do I explain that? OriginalGriff3-Jan-19 0:59 OriginalGriff 3-Jan-19 0:59
 Re: So how do I explain that? Phil J Pearson3-Jan-19 1:13 Phil J Pearson 3-Jan-19 1:13
 Re: So how do I explain that? Richard MacCutchan3-Jan-19 1:14 Richard MacCutchan 3-Jan-19 1:14
 Re: So how do I explain that? Chris C-B3-Jan-19 1:22 Chris C-B 3-Jan-19 1:22
 Ah, yes - my favourite topic! Happy new arbitrary-period-of-time-close-to-but-not-quite-one-year-from-the-entirely-arbitrary-date-when-this-was-last-celebrated to one and all! We should really celebrate the tropical year, the sidereal year or the anomalistic year - these can be calculated precisely. Let's face it - so the earth nearly - but not quite - went around the sun once from an entirely arbitrary position, both astronomically and calendrically. The earth actually needs to spin another two quarter days to get to where it was (roughly) since the last leap year. Sidereal year = 365 d 6 h 9 min 9.76 s Tropical year = 365 d 5 h 48 min 45 s Anomalistic year = 365 d 6 h 13 min 52.6 s As a result of all this arbitrary nonsense, I now celebrate perihelion day. This morning I toasted in the new year with a bacon buttie and a large bloody Mary, at 07:20 local time (GMT +2). Next year, the UK can join in without getting up at sparrowfart, as perihelion occurs nearly two and a half hours later. So happy REAL new year to one and all.
 Re: So how do I explain that? OriginalGriff3-Jan-19 1:27 OriginalGriff 3-Jan-19 1:27
 Re: So how do I explain that? Chris C-B3-Jan-19 1:48 Chris C-B 3-Jan-19 1:48
 Re: So how do I explain that? YaakovF5-Jan-19 22:38 YaakovF 5-Jan-19 22:38
 Re: So how do I explain that? Daniel Pfeffer3-Jan-19 1:36 Daniel Pfeffer 3-Jan-19 1:36
 Re: So how do I explain that? GuyThiebaut3-Jan-19 1:48 GuyThiebaut 3-Jan-19 1:48
 Re: So how do I explain that? Mark_Wallace3-Jan-19 2:08 Mark_Wallace 3-Jan-19 2:08
 Re: So how do I explain that? jschell5-Jan-19 6:48 jschell 5-Jan-19 6:48
 Re: So how do I explain that? dandy725-Jan-19 12:49 dandy72 5-Jan-19 12:49
 Re: So how do I explain that? OriginalGriff5-Jan-19 19:57 OriginalGriff 5-Jan-19 19:57
 First picture(s) arrive from New Horizons OriginalGriff3-Jan-19 0:41 OriginalGriff 3-Jan-19 0:41
 Re: First picture(s) arrive from New Horizons Slacker0073-Jan-19 1:57 Slacker007 3-Jan-19 1:57
 Re: First picture(s) arrive from New Horizons Eric Lynch3-Jan-19 3:49 Eric Lynch 3-Jan-19 3:49
 Alternative CCC OTD Pete O'Hanlon3-Jan-19 0:28 Pete O'Hanlon 3-Jan-19 0:28
 Re: Alternative CCC OTD OriginalGriff3-Jan-19 0:35 OriginalGriff 3-Jan-19 0:35
 Re: Alternative CCC OTD Pete O'Hanlon3-Jan-19 1:42 Pete O'Hanlon 3-Jan-19 1:42
 Re: Alternative CCC OTD Michael Martin3-Jan-19 3:00 Michael Martin 3-Jan-19 3:00
 Alternative CCC OTD / Alternative clue Nagy Vilmos3-Jan-19 3:21 Nagy Vilmos 3-Jan-19 3:21
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