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    Re: Speed of Sunset
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2016 Sep 26, 23:14 +0000
    Is this true on both solstices or just the summer solstice (in northern hemisphere)?

    The sun is (surprisingly) further away at the (northern) summer solstice, so I would expect its angular diameter to be less and therefore the change from center to rim would occur more quickly.

    If it's for both solstices, then I'm at a loss for an explanation and leave it to the more erudite members of this list (whoops, sorry for using "list," the more erudite members of this GROUP) to explain...

    Lu



    From: Norm Goldblatt <NoReply_Goldblatt@fer3.com>
    To: luabel@ymail.com
    Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 2:23 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Speed of Sunset

    Am I the ONLY person amongst this august group who didn't know that the altitude of the setting Sun is different  Solstice to Equinox?  (the speed the center of the sun sets- angular size only changes +/-1 min.
    Somebody could use this with their sweetie- "Honey, you know what day this, don't you? The Sunset is fading fast, so Kiss Me Quick.
     In Summer/Winter, 2 min 30 sec, in Fall/Spring, 2 min 21 sec. If you are skeptical, ask any Astrologer.


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