Newgrange, County Meath
Spaghetti Hoop writes:
The summer solstice will occur today when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees north latitude.
This will occur at 4:54 pm in Dublin (IST). However, we’ve rounded up or down that time nationally, so I guess it’s different in the West, South and North by x-minutes.
From a purely scientific viewpoint, I’d like to hear about the mid-summer times around the country.
I’m advocating the shift against using British Summertime and ditching that hour change to suit Irish work and lives and live with nature, not against it.
We once had a brief Irish mean time in 1916.
When you look at the British-led reasons for the hour change – agriculture and school-going children – it’s so out of date. When some of us work with colleagues around the world via conference calls, that hour change is an absolute pain.
It would be great to hear what everyone has to offer on this subject at this mid-year moment.
Note: this change is proposed and likely by the European Union for 2021, which could mean an hour difference between the 26 and the 6 counties if Brexit goes badly.
While that sounds crazy, so did having two currencies on the island once and people adapted.
And it’s probably a good kind of crazy in the interests of Irish unification – if anyone might be still into that concept.
Happy Solstice Broadsheeters. Forget all your troubles and enjoy things planetary.
We’re so lucky to live in a maritime temperate land on no faults and have sun and rain in equal measures.
Cool video showing the scale of the galaxy in terms of the time it takes light to travel from A to B. Interesting tidbit: It takes 8.3 minutes for light to reach us from the sun; thus the sun we see in the sky isn't the sun now but the sun 8.3 minutes ago. https://t.co/YpVo08ordp pic.twitter.com/i4KyLQB9MM
— Steve Stewart-Williams (@SteveStuWill) June 21, 2019