bpatter789 what show?
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RarePhy Bp a fantastic event us upon us!
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home15 dr is off
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bpatter789 what event is that?
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RarePhy I think the equinox is soon approaching.
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RarePhy Isn't it spectacular?
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bpatter789 No....it's just another day
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RarePhy I mean, can you believe that summers almost gone?
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RarePhy The earth magically tilts evenly.
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bpatter789 yes,,,,it actually has been for a couple of weeks here
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RarePhy We have 12 minutes
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RarePhy A whole 12 minutes to enjoy what summer means.
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bpatter789 The Earth doesn't change its tilt
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home15 good luck
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RarePhy Okay, okay, it wobbles to autumn
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bpatter789 It simply occupies a particular spot in its orbit around the Sun
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RarePhy But summer is was a time of sunshine and warmth, now it going to be all balanced.
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bpatter789 Just in one hemisphere
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RarePhy But the earth does re-fixate, i think.
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RarePhy At least I haven't seen what the nasa gimbles or the day are.
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bpatter789 do some reading and see if "re-fixate" is mentioned
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Tom Livanos greetings
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RarePhy I should.
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bpatter789 Hello Tom
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RarePhy There's a good word for that.
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RarePhy *reads the geodesic dictionary
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Tom Livanos hi bpatter
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bpatter789 Just see the Wiki page for Equinox
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RarePhy Either way, I am very much enjoying the countdown
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Tom Livanos if it is not too much of an interruption, countdown to what?
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RarePhy I'm going to find a nice leaf to eat here soon
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RarePhy There are 7 minutes of season summer sir
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RarePhy That's way too funny.
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Tom Livanos i don't remember being knighted..
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bpatter789 Tom....the autumnal equinox
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Tom Livanos or the vernal equinox as the case may be...
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bpatter789 7:50 am UT
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RarePhy Yes, we are in last descent.
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RarePhy Shall we give a toast to summer?
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bpatter789 Summer is too toasty as it is.....salute autumn
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RarePhy Yes, I can do that as well.
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bpatter789 Vernal is the Spring Equinox
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RarePhy Autumnal.
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Tom Livanos which is what it is in the southern hemisphere
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RarePhy I don't think there is another modern way to put it.
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RarePhy More than a minute.
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RarePhy Off it goes summer almost gone away, we might soon be near to say that it autumn first new day....
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RarePhy Tee hee and ho de ho, a minute's beckon and off we go...
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RarePhy there.
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RarePhy !!!!!
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RarePhy Happy autumn.
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bpatter789 Time here is a little behind Boise
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RarePhy But oh wobbly and tilty eh?
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RarePhy I expected more people here
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RarePhy Not sure why.
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bpatter789 I don't know why since the time on our phone and computers come from Comcast, but the two are 10-15 seconds apart and almost a half minute after your time
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RarePhy Leave it to the cable company to help you know what time is
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bpatter789 I thought all computer systems in North America were set by the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado
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RarePhy Oh yes, that tiny digital box
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Tom Livanos i don't but someone might - does anyone know anything about timekeeping in ancient times? perhaps even pre-history?
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bpatter789 How could pre-history be known?
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Tom Livanos well, in the case of time, via standing structures
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bpatter789 Some structures (mayan, stone rings) supposedly track equinoxes
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bpatter789 or some other annual celestial event
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Tom Livanos 'eah...okay..
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bpatter789 "Water clocks are one of the oldest time-measuring instruments.[1] They were invented in ancient Egypt. "
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Tom Livanos did water clocks measure the passage of a certain time period (akin to an hourglass) or did they measure out a calendar?
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RarePhy You really had to have a good sense of angles and sunlight
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RarePhy Location and such
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RarePhy I once wanted to build an antikyrthrkia but that requires a lot of small parts
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Tom Livanos i know that in australia, aborigines marked a stone and a place to stand. when the marking aligned with a star configuration in the night sky, they knew that emus were laying eggs (which had high nutrition value).
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bpatter789 ingenious
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RarePhy I should make a small sun dial with rocks tomorrow
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RarePhy I think that is a good idea
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bpatter789 You could use it to know when to harvest beets
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RarePhy That only proves useful if your a beet farmer
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Tom Livanos aye. the more i learn about australian aborigines, the more i realise that they had high levels of sophistication in the way they did things. another example is breeding among tribes to spread the gene pool.
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RarePhy I'm sure it's a nice spring
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RarePhy I'm off to go enjoy what can be enjoyed.
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bpatter789 I'm off to bed. Happy Autumn
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Tom Livanos all the best
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Tom Livanos okay, i am out for now as well.
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Tom Livanos cheers for the chat rarephy and warm wishes to everyone.
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