Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Spring Summer Autumn - Style Council (1984)

First off, apologies for the recent absence: I am back from my vacation holiday ready to face a new season. And wouldn't you know it, today marks the beginning of autumn with the Autumnal Equinox (Vernal Equinox in the Southern hemisphere, and hence, spring).

Allow me to take a detour today to chat about this planetary phenomenon:

At 21:19 (or 9:19pm) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is 5:19 pm EDT, the sun crosses the so-called "celestial equator" and moves southward in the northern hemisphere. The location on the earth where the sun is directly overhead at solar noon is known as the subsolar point and this happens twice a year in March and September. The earth’s axis of rotation is perpendicular to the line connecting the centers of the earth and the sun. [Source: Timeanddate.com]

I always thought it meant equal parts of day and night but upon further research, this is apparaently a myth. To be exact, if you are at the equator, you have 12 hours and 6.5 minutes of sunlight and the day is longer the farther away you are from the equator.

In any case, it certainly is a transition into the busy time of year when school is in full swing, work piles on as folks start to plan for 2010 and look to finish up 2009 strong.

I do hope you will consider our many trainig avenues to help you achieve your goals this season.

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