Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Random Thoughts on Equinox

Photobucket

Hooray!  Autumnal equinox!
A time of year when birds in flocks
Seek warmer climes (or else wear socks)
And we yearn to set back our clocks.

Photobucket

To explain this time autumnal
Needs astronomy awesome-nal.
12 hours sun is the outcome-nal.
12 hours dark.  That's it, in sum-nal.

Photobucket

Long ago, a Greek ~ Hipparchus
Watched the skies and made remark-es,
And before him, Aristarchus
(Though he failed to trader-markus).

Photobucket

When sun crosses the equator,
Day and night?  Neither one's greater
But the earth's axis is straighter
Than at solstice, which comes later.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Celebrate with a bracelet that doesn't bother explaining why Autumnal Equinox falls on either September 22nd, 23rd, or 24th, or why day and night aren't really the same length that day.

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome. I have one that is similar and people stop me all the time to ask where it came from. I am so glad you embrace the Fall as much as I do. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete