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Last Sunset of Summer, 2013

Because tomorrow is the autumnal equinox. One of the interesting things about where I live is that on (or in this case near) exquinoxes, the sun sets directly over the street on which I live. It makes for nice photos.

A couple more from this evening:

So long, summer 2013. You were pretty good to me. Thanks.

By John Scalzi

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28 replies on “Last Sunset of Summer, 2013”

I understand that their is a word for how things get smaller in the distance. Parallel lines becoming a point.
I’ve nothing to say about how that road and those power lines vanishing into the sunset represents an epic struggle involving the need to escape the bondage’s of being able to read after the sun goes down.
Or maybe something about power.

Lovely photos.

However, I must respectfully disagree: yesterday was not the endofsummer/beginningofautumn, but the middle of autumn. i’ve believed this for years by the following logic…

-summer/winter solstice has, for centuries, been known as mid-(summer|winter) day.

-therefore, the equinoxes are mid-(spring|autumn) day–half way between the other two. these four ‘quarter days’ mark the astronomical transitions of the sun through the sky.

-for the true beginning/end of the seasons, google “cross-quarter days”. Here is just one link from the Ohio State Astronomy Department: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Unit2/time.html

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