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Earth will reach a randomly preselected point tonight

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by druidravi, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. druidravi

    druidravi King

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    Happy change the old calender for a new calender day.
     
  2. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    If all goes according to plan, yes, it will.
     
  3. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Retired Moderator

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    Which is why my wife and I note the Solstices - they're not arbitrary.

    My coworkers respect my beliefs, too. They wished me a Mystikal Soulstyce :lol:
     
  4. Silurian

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    Watched the Sydney fireworks at 2pm, which seemed a bit surreal. Still clearly the best in the world, but hopefully Budapest will put on a decent display too.

    Also, I realised that it'd be possible to see in the new year in Sydney, then catch a flight across the international dateline and die in the previous year. It blew my mind.
     
  7. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Mind = blown.
     
  8. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    Yeah well you could also go into labour during the New Year's celebrations, catch a flight over the international dateline, and have a baby in the previous year. So there. :smug:

    Happy new year to you and yours OT, it's getting hard to keep up with the way these years keep going by. :xmascheers:
     
  9. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    Preselected by whom?
     
  10. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Retired Moderator

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    Pope Gregory?
     
  11. Antilogic

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    Clever! :lol:
     
  12. druidravi

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    Solstices make more sense yea . We should be able to explain to some alien to what we denote the start of a year. When the earth is closest/farthest away from sun is infinitely easier to explain .

    Of course right now we have 24 randomly preselected points. Timezones :p
     
  13. shadowplay

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    Happy new year Lieutenant Dan!! [party]
     
  14. Leifmk

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    Commence celebration.

    ...

    End celebration.
     
  15. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    rofl.
     
  16. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Retired Moderator

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    Well, arbitrary as compared with the current system. How's that?
     
  17. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    Actually, the earth is closest to the sun at perihelion, which is about two weeks after the December Solstice. It's farthest at aphelion, which is about two weeks after the June Solstice. :p
     
  18. Silurian

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    The perihelion dates varies between 1st and 5th January. So if that was used then the year lengths would change by +- 5 or so days.
     

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