Winter solstice sunset - western Oregon (sunrise+sunset winter mountains sky ). Photo by Rutabagas
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Winter solstice sunset - western Oregon

Uploaded by: Rutabagas

Saturday December 21, 2013

Forest Grove, OR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The earliest sunset of the year in the northern hemisphere, and now our planet's axis begins to tilt in the other direction.

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3. KSMc
8:36 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
The result is a pretty picture, I like it.
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2. Rutabagas
8:20 PM GMT on December 22, 2013
Quoting SocialismStinks:
FYI at your latitude the earliest sunset was back on the 9th or 10th. The latest sunrise will be on Jan. 1st or 2nd. And you do know that the axis doesn't actually tilt, right?


Yes, I realize the earth is not a perfect sphere and also that atmospheric optics can affect the actual time of sunrise/sunset at any given location. (The times appear daily in the local newspaper.) But the concept of "solstice" has planetary application, and that's all I'm noting here. Technically speaking the axis tilts in relation to the angle of the sun (except during the equinoxes) right?
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1. SocialismStinks
5:15 PM GMT on December 22, 2013
FYI at your latitude the earliest sunset was back on the 9th or 10th. The latest sunrise will be on Jan. 1st or 2nd. And you do know that the axis doesn't actually tilt, right?
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Forest Grove, Oregon, is located about 22 miles west of Portland. Situated at the base of the Coast Range in the Tualatin Valley, the town receives about 45 inches of precipitation each year, mostly falling as rain between October 1st and June 1st. Summers are typically dry, with low humidity. The climate is moderated by the Pacific Ocean, with frequent cloudiness and temperatures that rarely go below 14 F/ -10 C or above 86 F/ 30 C. Laurel, a nearby location in the Coast Range, received a state record 204"/5,182 mm of precipitation in one year (1996) and a record 49.59"/1,260 mm. in a single month (11/2006). You've got to appreciate rain and clouds if you're living in the Pacific Northwest. When my frequent urge to travel has to be satisfied at home, I visit WeatherUnderground. Thanks to all who submit photos from around the world--and I always appreciate messages! Create your own visitor map! Louisiana Jones Act Counter

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