Longer Nights

One of my most memorable review class sets in Review Innovations for the board exam is the lesson on Astronomy. Sighs *dreamy*. I did not memorize the constellations; we only needed the sun’s position to accurately depict the size and shape of the earth. Geodetic engineering has grown on me through and through. Although not enough for me to give up my skin to the merciless altar of extreme sun exposure. I am really an office girl; and an office girl I shall become starting tomorrow! Whee!

Nights are longer in November because of the movement of the sun’s position relative to the earth. During  March 21, we often have what we call the Summer Solstice. This is the position where the sun is relatively nearer to the earth more than ever. So there are longer days and shorter nights. On September 21-22, the Winter Solstice is what we experience, which means the sun is quite far from earth and as such, we have longer nights and shorter days.

I am about to launch into an explanation of the apparent sun and the mean sun, but that might just bore you. haha.

And to that very informative exposition on why there is a malamig na Pasko year in and year out, our  review teacher naughtily adds: “Hence, there are more people born in September and October.” In review, you forget the concepts, but you never forget the humor.

A certain Eric here has another explanation on why the nights are longer these days… LOL. Tyler seems to buy it. Lamebook is so funny in getting the worst Facebook posts. But I don’t like the “green” posts. This is an exception; pretty wholesome and harmless for me (and the ten-year-old readers of this site)…

alternative explanation for getting dark early...

LOL. REALLY! hahaha.

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