The Perihelion Effect

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perihelion January 4, 2020

Seasonality

Seasonality is a characteristic of a time series in which the data experiences regular and predictable changes that recur every calendar year. Any predictable change or pattern in a time series that recurs or repeats over a one-year period can be said to be seasonal.

Month of Birth Patterns North vs South hemispheres

Month-of-Birth Patterns in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere One of the first scholars to be interested in the effect of month of birth on longevity was Ellsworth Huntington. In his book “Seasonality” (1938) he described the relationship between the seasons of the year and social, psychological, and demographic phenomena. On the basis of 10,890 persons …

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Ritucharya: Ayurvedic Seasonal Regimen

  Weather changes according to season. These changes in the atmosphere affect all living beings. Some changes are beneficial, while others are detrimental. In order to achieve maximum benefits from the good qualities of the atmosphere and protection from the bad effects, Ayurveda has prescribed certain guidelines about diet and life style called seasonal regimen …

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Earth’s Seasons

Universal Time 2016 2016 Perihelion Jan 2 23 Equinoxes Mar 20 04 30 Sept 22 14 21 Aphelion July 4 16 Solstices June 20 22 34 Dec 21 10 44 2017 2017 Perihelion Jan 4 14 Equinoxes Mar 20 10 28 Sept 22 20 02 Aphelion July 3 20 Solstices June 21 04 24 Dec …

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Depression, mental illness and mood swings in the third world

There is inconclusive data regarding seasonal affected mood disorder in the third world.  This is due in large part to a lack of research funds.  However an interesting study has been proposed that will compare specific mental illness found in the developed world and chart occurrence of mood disorders and correlate that seasonality to see how …

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Revisiting the “Christmas Holiday Effect” in the Southern Hemisphere

Journal of the American Heart Association Abstract Background A “Christmas holiday effect” showing elevated cardiovascular mortality over the Christmas holidays (December 25 to January 7) was demonstrated previously in study from the United States. To separate the effect of seasonality from any holiday effect, a matching analysis was conducted for New Zealand, where the Christmas …

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Occurrence of suicide and seasonal variation

Occurrence of suicide and seasonal variation. Retamal P, Humphreys D. Departamento de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. nhorwitz@bello.dic.uchile.cl OBJECTIVE: To review the estimated suicide rates for the Region Metropolitan, the main socio-political center in Chile, for the period 1979-1994, and to determine whether they follow a seasonal pattern. …

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What do Kepler’s Elliptical orbits have to do with the Holidays?

Consider this; As the winter holidays approach, the earth is approaching the sun.  It is gaining velocity at an increasing rate.  This acceleration increases until the earth reaches perihelion.  Then it begins to move away and decrease acceleration until around July 4th. So here it is, just at the time that we start to mark …

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The origin of Halloween

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the …

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observing the body’s cycle

I think that the ancients realized this relationship through yoga and self study. By observing the body’s cycle superimposed over the calendar’s these sages and shamen made predictions based on their understanding of the celestial dynamics.  As records and observations improved, the calendar has changed significantly and holidays moved to suit these observations.  The heliocentric understanding of universe seemed …

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Seasonal changes in 24-h patterns of suicide rates: a study on train suicides in The Netherlands

Seasonal changes in 24-h patterns of suicide rates: a study on train suicides in The Netherlands. van Houwelingen CA, Beersma DG. Department of Psychiatry, Groningen University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands. cajvhou@knmg.nl BACKGROUND: Annual patterns in suicide rates, peaking near the summer solstice, are well documented. It has been suggested that day length or total hours …

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Kepler’s Law Question

Kepler’s Law Question: According to Kepler’s law the Earth is closer to the sun in the summer winter than in the summer. If this is true would not it be warmer in the winter than in the summer? ———————————————— Answer: The reason for summer and winter is not because of the distance from the earth …

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