Friday, September 24, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

On the 247th day of 2021, greetings from the Center for Environmental Education (CGEE) at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN. We are a couple of days into astronomical fall which began on September 22 at 2:20 pm. September 24 is 35 weeks and 2 days (I want to say remainder 2) from the beginning of the year and 67.67% of the year has now been recorded.

On the 22nd, the line between night and day became vertical with night and day nearly equal, connecting the north and south poles. That line is known as the terminator. Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) follows that line from one September equinox to the next--an entire year around the earth in 12 s.  You can see the terminator deviate from the vertical and it may be worth a couple of views to take it all in. There is an accompanying explanation.

There will be 12h 03m 08s of daylight between sunrise at 7:02am and sunset at 7:05 pm.

Quote:Think!/ Think and wonder./ Wonder and think/. ... There are so many THINKS/ that a thinker can think! -- Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (3m 10 s read aloud)

It is National Cherries Jubilee Day says Foodimentary, a celebration of a dessert I've never had. Hard to argue against cherries! For some facts, food history, and a mouthwatering image see here.

Today's poem, "To Autumn," is by John Keats.

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