Friday, January 1, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment

Ed Hessler

Happy New Year 2021 on its very first day from St. Paul! 

We will have 8h 51m 10s of daylight with sunrise at 7:50 am and sunset at 4:42 pm. This is 5m 09s longer than on the shortest day, December 21, 2020. This flicker will grow longer and stronger each day.

At the end of the day 0.27% of 2021 will be gone with 99.7% remaining. Some perspective on 0.27% is found in other measuring units: 86,400 seconds 1440 minutes, 40 minutes, 24 hours,1 day, 100.00% of a 24 hour day.

It is New Year Day for which see here. It includes a lovely vintage greeting, U2 singing New Years Day and stuff about the tradition, food (of course), and resolutions. The entry reminds us that  "it is the end of over the top of eating that began at Halloween."

Today's quote: What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet. Anne Frank 

Today's poem is by W. S. Merwin

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