This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring equinox

Happy spring equinox, the day on which the sun is directly over the equator. It is also the day on which the sun rises due east and sets due west. If we were on the north pole, we would be welcoming the sunrise. (Actually, because the atmosphere distorts light rays a bit, the sun rises a bit before the spring equinox at north pole and sets a bit after the fall equinox.)
Te picture above shows the sun setting at the end of Jackson Street. You can see three light poles for the softball field.

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