The Perihelion Effect

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Gnomon is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow

Gnomon A gnomon ([ˈnoʊmɒn], from Greek γνώμων, gnōmōn, literally: “one that knows or examines”[1][2]) is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow. The term has come to be used for a variety of purposes in mathematics and other fields. History Anaximander (610–546 BC) is credited with introducing this Babylonianinstrument to the Greeks.[3] Oenopides used the phrase drawn gnomon-wise to describe a line drawn perpendicular to another.[4] Later, the term …

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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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