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  • Anonymous

    I think the Mayas had their apocalypse 2-1/2 of their cycles ago. Why should this end-of-cycle have been any different?

    Poor description of the solstice. Today, the North Pole is furthest away from the sun during the daytime at latitudes below the Arctic Circle. Tonight it will be closer than that. Besides, the distance from the sun is not the reason it’s colder in the northern hemisphere. I think aphelion is in the Srping. The key is when the sun at high noon is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn and begins it’s northern track.

    Incidentally, the earliest sunset was about a week ago. The latest sunrise won’t come until early Jan.

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