solsticeclock.com Blog http://solsticeclock.com/blog Changing the way people view time. Fri, 01 Feb 2008 14:46:28 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 1/2 between the Winter Solstice & Spring Equinox (Vernal Equinox) http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2008/02/01/12-between-the-winter-solstice-spring-equinox-vernal-equinox/ http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2008/02/01/12-between-the-winter-solstice-spring-equinox-vernal-equinox/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2008 14:46:28 +0000 Administrator http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2008/02/01/12-between-the-winter-solstice-spring-equinox-vernal-equinox/ It is interesting there appears to be holidays located about ½ between the Solstices and the Equinoxes.  This Spring, these holidays include Ground Hogg Day, Ash Wednesday and Carnival (Brazil and other countries).

In the Fall, Halloween also seems to fall between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice.

 What do you think?

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Holidays http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2008/01/26/holidays/ http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2008/01/26/holidays/#comments Sat, 26 Jan 2008 21:14:02 +0000 Administrator http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2008/01/26/holidays/ The purpose in the creation of the Solstice Clock is to look to the natural world to find a better means of telling time and a natural balance.  Something which seems to be more evident as the clock was created is a recommendation of taking off of certain days of the year from work for rest, relaxation and enjoyment with friends and family.  Quite naturally this would be the solstices which is already the 4th of July celebrations and the end of December which most major religions hold as a high holiday season.  I recommend adding the equinoxes to your personal calendar for observance of a day of balance.  I propose that the duration of the major solstice holidays can me better defined by the perihelion (day the sun is closest to the earth) and the aphelion

(the day the sun is farthest from the earth).

Calendar

Solstice  Dec   22  2007  – Perihelion  Jan   3 2008 (Winter Vacation)

Equinox  Mar   20 2008

Solstices  June  20 2008 –  Aphelion July  4 08 (Summer Vacation)

Equinox  Sept  22 2008

Solstice Dec   21 2008 – Perihelion  Jan   4 2009 (Winter Vacation)

Good Luck!

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Spring and the Approaching Equinox http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2007/03/18/hello-world/ http://solsticeclock.com/blog/2007/03/18/hello-world/#comments Sun, 18 Mar 2007 18:39:12 +0000 Administrator Observations on Spring and the Solstice clock.

I find it interesting that the clock is turning green for Spring and that is the color of Saint Patrick’s Day.

And Saint Patrick’s Day seems to almost line up with the equinox.

Easter also seems to be another Spring holiday.

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