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The Sun Was Supposed To Set At 4:41 Central Time In Missouri, 12/18 , Still Hasn't Set At 5:01

 
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This is where the circle-jerk usually begins.

OK, little boys.. talk amongst yourselves.
Tell each other how astute you are...
and how stupid the average Joe is.

We'll take a break to get our eyes checked..
and maybe a brain-scan, if there is time.

jerkit
 Quoting: Waterbug


The circle-jerk began on page one. Nobody cared to wade in to this morass of stupidity until some idiots started making specific claims of fact like that the moon or Earth are abnormally tilted. Fact is-they are not abnormally tilted and there is no solid evidence they are.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


Then why is it so important to you fuckers, that you must debunk every single thread which mentions it..?
Nothing better to do....?
Just making some extra pocket-change..?
Over-compensating for a teeny-weeny..?

What is it..?

Hmm..?
 Quoting: Waterbug


It is every single thread. They don't miss any off them. They must have alarms on their computors cause I have seen them show up at 3am in their time zones to debunk shit.

Then they just can't comment and move on. They inhabit the thread and stay as long as it takes. Days even until the thread gets buried because they have thrashed it.

When they go out of their way like this it really makes you wonder whats at stake over this. Sure they are getting paided but obviously they would get fired if they even have one fail if they can't get the thread to fail.

Their behavior just makes everybody more curious and makes them watch more because soon as you tell people no they want to know why. As if were going to takr these guys whom we don't even know their words for anything.
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BTW: Sunrise today was 5:30 and it should have been 8:34.
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You have infrared capable eyes? Because there was a thick cloud cover all over Germany.

Cloud cover Germany Dec 19, 2012 - 07:00 [link to www.wetteronline.de]
Day/Night boundary Germany Dec 19, 2012 - 07:00 [link to www.wetteronline.de]

Either you are a fucking liar or trolling the suntards.


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If the Moon is off, if Earth wobbles or if there is a pole shift
how can things like this, predicted decades ago, happen?

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When did the wobble stop..? Somebody tell Chandler.

Earth's Chandler Wobble Changed Dramatically in 2005

New analysis shows that the Chandler Wobble in Earth’s axis changed phase by 180 degrees in 2005. The question is why.

[link to www.technologyreview.com]

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The Chandler Wobble is reasonably well understood. Any spinning sphere that it is not entirely spherical should wobble in this way. However, on Earth, the wobble varies in amplitude from decade to decade, a motion that is thought to be the result of the changes in pressure at the bottom of the oceans caused by fluctuations in salinity, temperature, and ocean circulation.
 Quoting: Waterbug

Again Waterbug either has reading comprehensions or deliberately posts only what fits in his opinion.

The 180° phase change of the Chandler wobble is nothing new. It not only happened in 2005 but also in 1850 and 1920:

"In 1920, it underwent a sudden phase change of 180 degrees."
...
"But the big news is that the wobble underwent 180-degree changes in phase on two other occasions: once in 1850 and the other in 2005."
...
"So why should the Chandler Wobble undergo these changes in phase? An interesting puzzle for anybody with a few brain cycles to spare."


Thus no puzzle for Waterbug.


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If the Moon is off, if Earth wobbles or if there is a pole shift
how can things like this, predicted decades ago, happen?

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I have a perfect vantage point here on the 48th floor of an office building in Houston Texas. Sunset is at 5:25pm. Now is this when the sun is longer visible or just level with the horizon? I will post my observations
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this^^^
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4:47 PM in MD and it is still light out
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1235375


Looks like civil twilight lasts until 5:16 pm

Begin civil twilight 6:50 a.m.
Sunrise 7:20 a.m.
Sun transit 12:03 p.m.
Sunset 4:46 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:16 p.m.

[link to aa.usno.navy.mil]
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Yep. And Nautical twilight for Maryland lasts until 5:49pm. Astronomical twilight lasts until 6:22pm.

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I have a perfect vantage point here on the 48th floor of an office building in Houston Texas. Sunset is at 5:25pm. Now is this when the sun is longer visible or just level with the horizon? I will post my observations
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I may not post it exactly after i see it, because I am working, but i will post what time it was when the sun was no longer visible on the horizon and then you guys can figure out the rest. I can see for about 25 miles in every direction from up here, so it should be pretty easy to see.
Sea-Dog
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Sun set on time in St. Louis this evening. Stop using meth, OP!!!
Best Wishes,
Uncle Alyosha

And here's a GLP-appropriate Bible verse (atheists may read, too):

God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

- 1 Corinthians 1:27
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I deliberately post what fits my opinion....?

Who doesn't..?

Shall I make it easier for you.. and debunk myself...?

roflmao

Dang, you are a sharp one.

Stand back, everybody....

Can I have a bandaid..?
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Houston Texas webcam shots here:

---> [link to www.houstontranstar.org]


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The Wobble

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Sun set on time in St. Louis this evening. Stop using meth, OP!!!
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Well by golly Unk-- looks like you didn't read very far into the thread now did ya?
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4:48 is our listed sunset time...5 minutes later and its still light out but the horizon is orange and is gettig darker by the minute.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3888116


You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


I know. That's what's weird. It's not consistently late. Some days it's 20 to 30 mins late, some days it's close or on time. The fact that it is SO variable, to my mind, infers some sort of either instability or a lot of forces pulling it off or both? I guess the variability is OK as long as nothing severe happens.
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Sun set on time in St. Louis this evening. Stop using meth, OP!!!
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And the fact that you are so insulting throws up a huge red flag.
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4:48 is our listed sunset time...5 minutes later and its still light out but the horizon is orange and is gettig darker by the minute.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3888116


You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


Yes, of course, we realize that it is not immediate "lights out" when the sun sets.

However, here in Denver, we cannot see the sun set below the horizon because of the mountain range so I don't know if the timing of the sunset is off or if the sun IS brighter or what, but can anyone explain why THIS year, I am not needing to turn on my headlights until at least 20 minutes later than the same dates in previous years?

I am NOT saying that something weird is occurring -- the explanation might be perfectly natural and no "doom" at all -- but sunset/twilight IS weird this month, so if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Sun set on time in St. Louis this evening. Stop using meth, OP!!!
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And the fact that you are so insulting throws up a huge red flag.
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Are you paid for your hostile stance or do you come by it pathologically?
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I have a perfect vantage point here on the 48th floor of an office building in Houston Texas. Sunset is at 5:25pm. Now is this when the sun is longer visible or just level with the horizon? I will post my observations
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I may not post it exactly after i see it, because I am working, but i will post what time it was when the sun was no longer visible on the horizon and then you guys can figure out the rest. I can see for about 25 miles in every direction from up here, so it should be pretty easy to see.
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Looks like it's coming in on time tonight, but it might not be tomorrow.
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Re: The Sun Was Supposed To Set At 4:41 Central Time In Missouri, 12/18 , Still Hasn't Set At 5:01
Ok...north east US at 3:30 the Sun was so bright it HURT to glance at it with sunglasses on!

We stopped the car and by putting 2 pair of sunglasses together and looking through tinted auto glass we could only glance at the sun for one second and it HURT!

Also the sun looked HUGE! White bright and painful!
 Quoting: PIR


I'm reading other reports about the sun shining really brightly. It's overcast here today.

In another thread someone mentioned getting a torching helmet (pooh, senior moment for the exact word) to look at the sun.

[to forge lead or metals with a hot iron is called ? (not smithing))
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30218778


Welding mask.

I'm watching the sun today. I noticed yesterday that it was insanely bright when the clouds cleared up here in Virginia. And it did seem like it was still light out at around 530 when I dropped my father off at his house. So we'll see what today brings. Google has the sunset listed as 4:52PM today here. 4:35 now and it's still light out, but you can tell it will be dark within the hour.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25983316


Yes. Welding mask.


Looks like it's coming in on time tonight, but oddly, that doesn't mean that it will be tomorrow night. Let's just keep observing.
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I deliberately post what fits my opinion....?

Who doesn't..?

Shall I make it easier for you.. and debunk myself...?

:roflmao:

Dang, you are a sharp one.

Stand back, everybody....

Can I have a bandaid..?
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Umm... he meant that you cherry-picked the article.
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4:48 is our listed sunset time...5 minutes later and its still light out but the horizon is orange and is gettig darker by the minute.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3888116


You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


I know. That's what's weird. It's not consistently late. Some days it's 20 to 30 mins late, some days it's close or on time. The fact that it is SO variable, to my mind, infers some sort of either instability or a lot of forces pulling it off or both? I guess the variability is OK as long as nothing severe happens.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30218778


Right... it's "SO variable"... right... and no consideration given to the possibility that that the people talking about it are simply wrong. Hilarious!
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4:48 is our listed sunset time...5 minutes later and its still light out but the horizon is orange and is gettig darker by the minute.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3888116


You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


Yes, of course, we realize that it is not immediate "lights out" when the sun sets.

However, here in Denver, we cannot see the sun set below the horizon because of the mountain range so I don't know if the timing of the sunset is off or if the sun IS brighter or what, but can anyone explain why THIS year, I am not needing to turn on my headlights until at least 20 minutes later than the same dates in previous years?

I am NOT saying that something weird is occurring -- the explanation might be perfectly natural and no "doom" at all -- but sunset/twilight IS weird this month, so if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


It's pretty astounding that you think you can remember what time you turned on your headlights on a given day a year ago.
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Ok...north east US at 3:30 the Sun was so bright it HURT to glance at it with sunglasses on!

We stopped the car and by putting 2 pair of sunglasses together and looking through tinted auto glass we could only glance at the sun for one second and it HURT!

Also the sun looked HUGE! White bright and painful!
 Quoting: PIR


I'm reading other reports about the sun shining really brightly. It's overcast here today.

In another thread someone mentioned getting a torching helmet (pooh, senior moment for the exact word) to look at the sun.

[to forge lead or metals with a hot iron is called ? (not smithing))
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30218778


Welding mask.

I'm watching the sun today. I noticed yesterday that it was insanely bright when the clouds cleared up here in Virginia. And it did seem like it was still light out at around 530 when I dropped my father off at his house. So we'll see what today brings. Google has the sunset listed as 4:52PM today here. 4:35 now and it's still light out, but you can tell it will be dark within the hour.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25983316


Yes. Welding mask.


Looks like it's coming in on time tonight, but oddly, that doesn't mean that it will be tomorrow night. Let's just keep observing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30218778


I think you will find that if you actually do careful, accurate observations, the sunset is exactly on time every day. On the other hand, I'm betting that there are a lot of people who think it's "off" tonight. Don't look now, but that means they might call you a government "shill" for saying it's on time tonight.
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4:48 is our listed sunset time...5 minutes later and its still light out but the horizon is orange and is gettig darker by the minute.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3888116


You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


Yes, of course, we realize that it is not immediate "lights out" when the sun sets.

However, here in Denver, we cannot see the sun set below the horizon because of the mountain range so I don't know if the timing of the sunset is off or if the sun IS brighter or what, but can anyone explain why THIS year, I am not needing to turn on my headlights until at least 20 minutes later than the same dates in previous years?

I am NOT saying that something weird is occurring -- the explanation might be perfectly natural and no "doom" at all -- but sunset/twilight IS weird this month, so if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


It's pretty astounding that you think you can remember what time you turned on your headlights on a given day a year ago.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


Well, believe it or not, I do -- because I used to work at a job where I got off work at 4:00 and it took me a half-hour to get home, so about half-way home, I would have to turn on my lights. And, the reason I remember the time of year so clearly is because it was near Christmas with the holiday lights and also because, to repeat, it is the time of the winter solstice.

Again, I am just asking for a reasonable explanation. Why be so snide?
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You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


Yes, of course, we realize that it is not immediate "lights out" when the sun sets.

However, here in Denver, we cannot see the sun set below the horizon because of the mountain range so I don't know if the timing of the sunset is off or if the sun IS brighter or what, but can anyone explain why THIS year, I am not needing to turn on my headlights until at least 20 minutes later than the same dates in previous years?

I am NOT saying that something weird is occurring -- the explanation might be perfectly natural and no "doom" at all -- but sunset/twilight IS weird this month, so if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


It's pretty astounding that you think you can remember what time you turned on your headlights on a given day a year ago.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


Well, believe it or not, I do -- because I used to work at a job where I got off work at 4:00 and it took me a half-hour to get home, so about half-way home, I would have to turn on my lights. And, the reason I remember the time of year so clearly is because it was near Christmas with the holiday lights and also because, to repeat, it is the time of the winter solstice.

Again, I am just asking for a reasonable explanation. Why be so snide?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


Because anybody with any sense knows the sun isn't setting late and we are tired of seeing this crap come around on every solstice. The "reasonable explanation" is that you just don't remember correctly.
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I'm currently performing solar astrometry to measure the sun's position precisely to a far great resolution than the human eye... What do you think I'll find, eh suntards?
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Yes, of course, we realize that it is not immediate "lights out" when the sun sets.

However, here in Denver, we cannot see the sun set below the horizon because of the mountain range so I don't know if the timing of the sunset is off or if the sun IS brighter or what, but can anyone explain why THIS year, I am not needing to turn on my headlights until at least 20 minutes later than the same dates in previous years?

I am NOT saying that something weird is occurring -- the explanation might be perfectly natural and no "doom" at all -- but sunset/twilight IS weird this month, so if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


It's pretty astounding that you think you can remember what time you turned on your headlights on a given day a year ago.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


Well, believe it or not, I do -- because I used to work at a job where I got off work at 4:00 and it took me a half-hour to get home, so about half-way home, I would have to turn on my lights. And, the reason I remember the time of year so clearly is because it was near Christmas with the holiday lights and also because, to repeat, it is the time of the winter solstice.

Again, I am just asking for a reasonable explanation. Why be so snide?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


Because anybody with any sense knows the sun isn't setting late and we are tired of seeing this crap come around on every solstice. The "reasonable explanation" is that you just don't remember correctly.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


I said what I know, not what I think. However, I think that you are stupid and rude.
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I deliberately post what fits my opinion....?

Who doesn't..?

Shall I make it easier for you.. and debunk myself...?

roflmao

Dang, you are a sharp one.

Stand back, everybody....

Can I have a bandaid..?
 Quoting: Waterbug


Umm... he meant that you cherry-picked the article.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


How would you know what he meant..?
You a mind-reader..?

Oh, I see..

He was backing you up because you said there was no wobble... and I called you on it.

So you are backing him up with a reach-around..

Got it.
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4:48 is our listed sunset time...5 minutes later and its still light out but the horizon is orange and is gettig darker by the minute.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3888116


You people do realize that it doesn't get dark exactly at the moment the sun sets, right? There is a period after sunset (and before sunrise) called "twilight" during which you have the transition from the light of day to the dark of night (or vice versa).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17989851


Yes, of course, we realize that it is not immediate "lights out" when the sun sets.

However, here in Denver, we cannot see the sun set below the horizon because of the mountain range so I don't know if the timing of the sunset is off or if the sun IS brighter or what, but can anyone explain why THIS year, I am not needing to turn on my headlights until at least 20 minutes later than the same dates in previous years?

I am NOT saying that something weird is occurring -- the explanation might be perfectly natural and no "doom" at all -- but sunset/twilight IS weird this month, so if anyone can explain it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


It's pretty astounding that you think you can remember what time you turned on your headlights on a given day a year ago.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


ughhh some people pay attention to details and some don't. Judging by your response I can conclude that you are one who obviously doesn't? lol
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I'm currently performing solar astrometry to measure the sun's position precisely to a far great resolution than the human eye... What do you think I'll find, eh suntards?
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Someone (or "something") is manipulating the speed of rotation of Planet Earth...


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12/19/2012 06:55 PM
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Re: The Sun Was Supposed To Set At 4:41 Central Time In Missouri, 12/18 , Still Hasn't Set At 5:01
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It's pretty astounding that you think you can remember what time you turned on your headlights on a given day a year ago.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


Well, believe it or not, I do -- because I used to work at a job where I got off work at 4:00 and it took me a half-hour to get home, so about half-way home, I would have to turn on my lights. And, the reason I remember the time of year so clearly is because it was near Christmas with the holiday lights and also because, to repeat, it is the time of the winter solstice.

Again, I am just asking for a reasonable explanation. Why be so snide?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


Because anybody with any sense knows the sun isn't setting late and we are tired of seeing this crap come around on every solstice. The "reasonable explanation" is that you just don't remember correctly.
 Quoting: Menow 18943200


I said what I know, not what I think. However, I think that you are stupid and rude.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29875503


To said nasty person....If you have the answer to everything smarty pants then why the hell are you even on here?
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