As we are heading to the finish line for 2013, most of us in North America are experiencing Winter Weather Conditions. Here in South Texas, I am not in severe cold and I have fake snow (thanks Awesome Auto). I have created clouds by the geoengineers that have given me rain for the fall/winter season with the named winter storms. But. the most exciting winter aspect for me is the winter migration of birds. New birds are arriving daily and will be making a Blog appearance next year! A few surprises are coming your way for the rest of this year. Stay tuned in and Enjoy!
P.S.-Thank all of You for your visits and comments and plus 1s. I look forward to a New Year of learning something new everyday on Google!
Lawrence Hall of Science visitors observe sunset on the day of the winter solstice using the Sunstones II
|Also called||Midwinter, Yule, the Longest Night|
|Observed by||Various cultures, ancient and modern|
|Type||Cultural, seasonal, astronomical|
|Significance||Astronomically marks the beginning of shortening nights and lengthening days|
|Celebrations||Festivals, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing, fires|
|Date||Between December 21 and December 22 (NH)|
Between June 20 and June 21 (SH)
|Related to||Winter festivals and the solstice|
History and cultural significance
- December solstice
- List of winter festivals
- Burning of the Clocks
- Christmas in July
- Effect of sun angle on climate
- Festival of Lights (disambiguation)
- Festive ecology
- Halcyon days
- New Years
- Summer solstice
Link to photostudy in G+Albums:
If the cloud cover gets a break, it repairs itself!
Absorption and reflection
The theory for the distribution of solar radiation at the top of the atmosphere concerns how the solar irradiance (the power of solar radiation per unit area) at the top of the atmosphere is determined by the sphericity and orbital parameters of Earth. The theory could be applied to any monodirectional beam of radiation incident onto a rotating sphere, but is most usually applied to sunlight, and in particular for application in numerical weather prediction, and theory for the seasons and the ice ages. The last application is known asMilankovitch cycles.
(Please see above link for complete page in Wikipedia)
The Sun refuses to be behind a solar cloud cover as it breaks on through to Shine!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!