Archive for September 22nd, 2006

Midseason autumnal equinox

By Phil Plait | September 22, 2006 4:52 pm

So on Saturday September 23rd at 04:03 a.m. (or Friday night at 9:03 p.m. for me in the Pacific time zone) the Sun will cross from the northern celestial hemisphere to the southern one, and most people will say it’s the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere.

I don’t say that, I say it’s the middle of autumn. But I have to explain this four times every fracking year, so instead of saying it again I’ll just point you to the blog entry I wrote in the spring about seasons and equinoxes and eggs.

Tip o’ the artist’s beret to BABloggee Steve Kluge for the great diagram!

Holy… well, holy something.

By Phil Plait | September 22, 2006 11:52 am

For your Friday amusement:




Via Pharyngula. Please keep the comments clean, folks.

Update (mar 26 2008): The link has been updated, since the old one is now 404.

East Bay Skeptics

By Phil Plait | September 22, 2006 10:22 am

On Monday at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be in Oakland, California talking Bad Astronomy smack to the Bay Area Skeptics. You can get more info on my calendar page or on the the BAS page for the talk. I’m pretty sure it’s free, but then, you get what you pay for.


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