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    Re: Equinox does not have equal day & night length
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2014 Sep 22, 23:34 -0400

    > Found the following article interesting and thought I would share it:
    >
    > http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/equinox-not-equal.html
    
     From a 22 March post:
    
    "Why in the name of all that's holy do you do that yourselves?  There
    are only two times a year, and two longitudes on earth that the sun will
    be 0 declination at LAN. It will have a lower declination before LAN and
    a higher declination after LAN now and vice versa in September, so Hc
    and the slope/curve will be affected and not symmetrical.
    
    I went through the trauma of the sea monkey kit being brine shrimp in my
    youth.
    
    Then, before cel nav, the belief that the sun would rise exactly in the
    east and set exactly in the west; and the day (sunrise to sunset) would
    be exactly 12 hours long. I would check out my topo map, find a farm
    field(s) with equal elevation miles away, adjust my Silva Ranger for
    declination (variation) and wait with my binoculars for sunrise and
    sunset. Always disappointed.
    
    Now I know unless there is a bizarre and serendipitous shift in
    refraction both at sunrise and sunset it will not happen. Also that I
    will not get a pony for my birthday."
    
    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Happy-Equinox-Day-BillB-mar-2007-g2453
    
    

       
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