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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...


    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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