The Perihelion Effect

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Are December’s solstice and January’s perihelion related?

By EarthSky in Astronomy Essentials | Space | January 1, 2018 December solstice 2017 was December 21. Earth is closest to the sun for 2018 on January 2-3. Coincidence? Earth and sun via ISS Expedition 13/ NASA. Earth comes closest to the sun on January 3, 2018 at around 5:35 UTC; translate to your time zone. This event is called Earth’s perihelion. …

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The first Founding Father Made the Perihelion Famous

Fact: John Hancock delayed the signing of the Declaration of Independence by at least one day so that it would fall on July 4th. What is the significance? On June 7, 1776, a proposal to declare the American colonies an independent nation was submitted to the Second Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. … Congress …

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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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Thomas S. Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Reading Thomas S. Kuhn’s book was an enlightening experience. Much more than a mere compilation of facts, Kuhn’s brilliant and insightful writing exposes the very roots of the problem of writing a “history of science.” Whereas other books I have read on the subject, have made their case based soley upon an abstract historicism, or …

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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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Alexander Chizhevsky

Alexander Chizhevsky Russian: Алекса́ндр Леони́дович Чиже́вский(also Aleksandr Leonidovich Tchijevsky) (February 7, 1897 – December 20, 1964) was a Soviet-era interdisciplinary scientist, a biophysicist who founded “heliobiology” (study of the sun’s effect on biology) and “aero-ionization” (study of effect of ionization of air on biological entities).[1] He also was noted for his work in “cosmo-biology”, biological rhythms and hematology.”[2] He may be most notable for his use of historical …

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The Equation of Time

Equation of time From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Categories: Celestial mechanics | Timekeeping During the course of the year, the time as read from a sundial can run ahead of clock time by as much as 16 min 33 s (around October 31–November 1) or fall behind by as much as 14 min 6 s (around February 11–12). This difference, known as the equation of time, results from a combination …

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newly discovered compass protein lines magnetic fields

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/newly-discovered-compass-protein-lines-magnetic-fields It took a long time for scientists to believe that animals were capable of sensing our planet’s magnetic field, and while we now know this so-called magnetoreception is very much a real phenomenon, researchers have yet to grasp a deep understanding of how this is achieved. Now, scientists are starting to piece together this …

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The analemma

You may have wondered what that figure eight loop drawn on a globe is. It is the analemma. In astronomy, an analemma is a diagram showing the variation of the position of the Sun in the sky over the course of a year, as viewed at a fixed time of day and from a fixed …

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Today I found out the Earth is hottest when it is furthest from the Sun on its orbit, not when it is closest

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/12/the-earth-is-hottest-when-it-is-furthest-from-the-sun-on-its-orbit-not-when-it-is-closest/ Today I found out the Earth is hottest when it is furthest from the Sun on its orbit, not when it is closest. During the period when the Earth is furthest from the sun (aphelion), the average temperature of the entire planet is about 4°F (2.3°C) higher than when it is closest to the sun …

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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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Tchijevsky’s Theory of Sunspot Activity and Human Activity

Translation 1: To test his hypothesis that sunspot cycle influenced human activity, Tchijevsky constructed an Index of Mass Human Excitability covering each year form 500 BC to 1922 AD. He then investigated the histories of 72 countries during that period, noting signs of human unrest such as wars, revolutions, riots, expeditions and migrations, plus the …

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