Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Here's To Future Days!

Slow dancing...anything I want.
So whatcha got right now is your Winter Solstice, see, and that means that we've seen the Sun at its lowest high point in the sky this year -- in other words, less daytime, more night-time.  After that, right, is where things start to flip-flop:  More daytime, less night-time.

Now, I know that night time is the right time for...well, lots of stuff, it's true, and not just the stuff in Sheena Easton songs.  But "less daytime" equates to "less sunlight" and that equates to "colder" and SCREW COLD IN ITS FACE.

So!  What have we learned (besides that Sheena Easton's song "9 To 5" was retitled "Morning Train" in the US, so as to avoid confusion with the Dolly Parton single)?  Well, we can deduce a few things, namely:

  1. Dr Rotwang! took Astronomy 101;
  2. He has a funny way of explaining stuff about axial tilt;
  3. From today on, the days'll get longer and the nights shorter -at least until the Summer Solstice, when the process reverses, but it's OK because it's warm out and things don't start to get cold and sucky until the Vernal Equinox- which will result in a gradual increase in temperature on the northern hemisphere, which is where Dr Rotwang! keeps all his stuff; and
 So!  Now!  There.  Dig it.  It's science, dammit.

Great.  You guys cogitate while I go outside and punch the crap outta some snow.  DON'T DRINK ALL MY EGG NOG!