Which way does the sun go?
By Judy Evans
September 18, 2017 11:40am CST
We came to Ireland from Australia about the middle of May and we go home next Sunday so we’ve had a lovely long holiday. Some of it was spent in Ireland but we also had two months in France. I noticed a few differences in living in the northern hemisphere as opposed to the southern hemisphere. Firstly, as far as myLotting goes, I seem to be more on the same time zone as many other members instead of being asleep while the majority of members are interacting. It’s always a bit of a surprise when I post something and someone responds within a few minutes. The other physical difference is that the sun seems to be going the ‘wrong’ way. In Australia, it rises in the east and moves in a northerly direction before setting in the west. In Ireland and France, it still rises in the east but moves in a southerly direction before setting. We can never work out where to park our van to take advantage of the sun (if it’s cool) or the shade (if it’s hot). Only a few days now and we’ll be back in familiar territory and I won’t have to worry about which way the sun is going. The photo is of some colourful cows we saw near Mont St Michel. I like the little sheep too.
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• Bunbury, Australia
The internet service seems to be improving all the time. And this time Vince has been able to use his phone as a 'hot spot' so we haven't always had to rely on internet from a caravan park. If we can get a phone signal we can access the internet. Keeping things charged has been the challenge this time.
• United States
My parents always made sure to park in the shade so their vehicles wouldn't be as hot when they came out. I can't do that. I have to park however far down the row in front of the store doors or I will not be able to find my car when I come out. It doesn't matter if it's all the way at the very end of the parking lot the last space that is where I will park even in the rain if it's in the row straight down from the doors.
• Gainesville, Florida
I never thought about the fact that the angle of the sun's trajectory across the sky would be different in the northern hemisphere versus the southern hemisphere. It makes sense, but it's just something people don't think about unless they experience it! And of course, now that you mentioned it, I am going to pay extra attention to the sun's movement in the sky today! haha
• Alicante, Spain
yes it's strange isn't it... i'm glad you have had a good time ... and seen some wonderful sights .. and....been able to share them with us... regularly... has your husband got an auzzie sim card in his phone or a european one from ireland... as it has worked very well for you as a hot spot...
The sun moves across a slightly different path according to the seasons. In summer at 6 in the morning it's right inside the windows of our office, now it comes up that it's a little bit south and no sun in the office for the next 8 months.