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