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2012-10-24 04:00:33

Summer may have slipped away but the sun still shines high in Turkey, says Holiday Mate. (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Holidaymakers across the globe are guaranteed masses of winter sun, sea and culture when they book holidays to Turkey online with the No.1 online Turkey holiday specialist. The easy to use website http://www.holidaymate.com offers holidays to suit all tastes and needs. From luxury 2013 Turkey holidays in Oludeniz hotels which offer breathtaking views to more affordable family...

Blue Moon Tonight
2012-08-31 04:13:12

Video: Watch Out For The Blue Moon April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online August 31, 2012 will see a second full moon for the calendar month, commonly referred to as a Blue Moon. The first full moon for the month was seen on the night of August 1. There are three different circumstances in popular culture in which a moon can be called "blue:" when the moon actually appears blue, when there are three full moons in a season, or like tonight, when there are two full moons...

What Is A Blue Moon?
2012-08-01 10:13:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People say things will happen "once in a blue moon" when they mean it's unlikely to happen or something very rare. In fact, we've been using a "blue moon" as synonymous with "never" for about 400 years. But what is a blue moon, really? A full moon that actually appears blue is very rare. It happens because of ash or dust in the air, sometimes from volcanic eruptions or major forest fires, which act like a color filter for your eyes...

Summer Solstice 2012: What You Need To Know
2012-06-20 09:13:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Wednesday June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year; the one day with more sunlight hours than any other day in the calendar year; it is also the first day of summer and is known as the Summer Solstice. The longest daylight day of the year occurs when the Sun appears at its highest point in the sky. At that point, the Sun appears to stand still just briefly before it begins its long journey toward the Winter Solstice -- the shortest daylight day,...

Researchers Propose New 12-Month Calendar
2011-12-28 05:57:19

Researchers at John Hopkins University have come up with a new, simpler 12-month calendar. The team used computer programs and mathematical formulas to create the new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one before. Under the new calendar, if Christmas fell on a Sunday in 2012, it would also fall on a Sunday in 2013, 2014 and beyond. Also, the months September, March, June and December would have 31 days, while the rest would have 30. "Our plan offers a...


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2011-06-20 11:32:36

The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Autumnal Equinox -- In astronomy, is the equinox at the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere: the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The equinox occurs around September 22-24, varying slightly each year according to the 400 year cycle of leap years in the Gregorian Calendar. In the southern hemisphere, the equinox occurs at the same moment, but at the beginning of spring. There are two conventions for dealing with this: either the...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'