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September Discobs 2021


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1 minute ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

Yeah but the earth is “sideways” to the sun on this day. At some point today the suns direct rays will move from the northern hemisphere into the Southern Hemisphere. I think I read that it occurs at 3:20. So I’m wondering where on the equator the sun will be at 90° at 3:20. They can give the exact path of a solar eclipse so I’m sure this info is out there somewhere. I just can’t find it lol.

It will be along the equator in the eastern Pacific because at 3:21pm edt/ 12:21pm pdt the sun will be west of South America and southeast of Hawaii.

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1 minute ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

Yeah but the earth is “sideways” to the sun on this day. At some point today the suns direct rays will move from the northern hemisphere into the Southern Hemisphere. I think I read that it occurs at 3:20. So I’m wondering where on the equator the sun will be at 90° at 3:20. They can give the exact path of a solar eclipse so I’m sure this info is out there somewhere. I just can’t find it lol.

3:21pm is when it officially happens for us. So, if I understand how equinox works correctly, that is when the suns rays are exactly perpendicular to the equator, where it is 12hrs day 12hrs night split evenly on the earth. Then the shift slowly happens between now and the winter solstice to be in the southern hemisphere. 

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21 minutes ago, George BM said:

It will be along the equator in the eastern Pacific because at 3:21pm edt/ 12:21pm pdt the sun will be west of South America and southeast of Hawaii.

Yes. Thanks. I know they know the exact spot because I’ve heard them say it on the weather channel before. I just can’t find it. Your explanation is solid. 

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I used the NOAA solar calculator to find it as best I could. If I am using the calculator correctly, the direct rays of the sun will cross the equator at lat O (obviously lol) and -136.93359 long. This is in the pacific about halfway between Hawaii and San Francisco, on the equator 

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1 minute ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

I used the NOAA solar calculator to find it as best I could. If I am using the calculator correctly, the direct rays of the sun will cross the equator at lat O (obviously lol) and -136.93359 long. This is in the pacific about halfway between Hawaii and San Francisco, on the equator 

Praise the Sun!

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11 minutes ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

I used the NOAA solar calculator to find it as best I could. If I am using the calculator correctly, the direct rays of the sun will cross the equator at lat O (obviously lol) and -136.93359 long. This is in the pacific about halfway between Hawaii and San Francisco, on the equator 

I'm afraid I'm not too impressed with this, but here you are. You're gonna need a bigger boat....

 

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1 hour ago, mappy said:

3:21pm is when it officially happens for us. So, if I understand how equinox works correctly, that is when the suns rays are exactly perpendicular to the equator, where it is 12hrs day 12hrs night split evenly on the earth. Then the shift slowly happens between now and the winter solstice to be in the southern hemisphere. 

I didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t know. Sorry. I just didn’t know if I was being clear about what I was trying to say. I tend to find the most trivial of things the coolest.

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6 minutes ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

I didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t know. Sorry. I just didn’t know if I was being clear about what I was trying to say. I tend to find the most trivial of things the coolest.

I didn't take it that way, you're good!

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