Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Hey, noddy noddy (or something like that)

This Wednesday is the Solstice (longest day of the year). The following data is for our house (57.7154N, 7.1713W), and will be a few seconds different for other locations on Berneray.

Tuesday June 20th: Sunset will be at 10:37:08 pm. Civil twilight is up to 11:53:23 pm
Wednesday June 21st: Civil twilight is back again at 3:07:28 am. Sunrise will be at 4:23:23 am.

There's some entertaining information on what people around the world do on this day (especially the Finns) here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litha

What does all this mean here? It means that if you have thin curtains, it is difficult to get a good nights sleep here. It also means that, as I did last year, it is possible (weather permitting) to go outside and read the newspaper. Outside. At midnight...

We'll be celebrating the solstice by watching The Wicker Man tonight and drinking whisky from the Inner Hebridean island of Islay.

No comments:

Post a Comment