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Jul 7, 2019 17:24:36   #
Larry the Legend Loc: Not hiding in Milton
 
You step out into the street and look up, the sun's right there over your left shoulder. You walk a mile down the road and it's still there, right where it was before. You turn, walk a ways, turn again, go down an alley, through a shop and out the other side. The sun's still right there, where you saw it last, over your shoulder. Is it following you?

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Jul 7, 2019 17:53:20   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
No. not at all.

The sun is indifferent to our presence, however, you could hop on a 12 hour flight halfway around the globe, walk down a street, and exercise the same diversionary tactics, and there it would be again, unavoidable.

It is one of those things mankind will never control.

God got there first, and He said so.


Larry the Legend wrote:
You step out into the street and look up, the sun's right there over your left shoulder. You walk a mile down the road and it's still there, right where it was before. You turn, walk a ways, turn again, go down an alley, through a shop and out the other side. The sun's still right there, where you saw it last, over your shoulder. Is it following you?

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Jul 7, 2019 17:55:33   #
Larry the Legend Loc: Not hiding in Milton
 
So it is stalking us! I knew it!

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Jul 7, 2019 19:54:27   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
Well, if you put it that way.

We are definitely living in interesting times.


Larry the Legend wrote:
So it is stalking us! I knew it!

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Jul 7, 2019 19:59:44   #
Larry the Legend Loc: Not hiding in Milton
 
Zemirah wrote:
Well, if you put it that way.

We are definitely living in interesting times.

And that moon, that character looks pretty shady too... I think they're working together.

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Jul 8, 2019 00:46:13   #
Common_Sense_Matters
 
Zemirah wrote:
No. not at all.

The sun is indifferent to our presence, however, you could hop on a 12 hour flight halfway around the globe, walk down a street, and exercise the same diversionary tactics, and there it would be again, unavoidable.

It is one of those things mankind will never control.

God got there first, and He said so.


Depends on which way you flew. Fly West and yeah, that sun will be waiting for you to step off that plane, fly East however, that sun will be nowhere to be found, at least for some hours.

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Jul 8, 2019 02:01:37   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
Always a critic...

Are you sure?

I've flown from Kennedy to Tel Aviv, Israel in 12 hours, and got there in bright sunshine; have also flown 10 hours from Kennedy to Buenos Aries, Argentina, with sunshine on landing.


Common_Sense_Matters wrote:
Depends on which way you flew. Fly West and yeah, that sun will be waiting for you to step off that plane, fly East however, that sun will be nowhere to be found, at least for some hours.

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Jul 8, 2019 03:01:08   #
Common_Sense_Matters
 
Zemirah wrote:
Always a critic...

Are you sure?

I've flown from Kennedy to Tel Aviv, Israel in 12 hours, and got there in bright sunshine; have also flown 10 hours from Kennedy to Buenos Aries, Argentina, with sunshine on landing.


Unless you do this very late in the day or at night (if at night the sun ISN'T stalking you), yes, quite positive.

As for your trip to South America.... You do know your directions don't you? South America is south, not East. It is right there in the name of the continent even.... South America, key word (or more specifically, direction) is SOUTH!

But yes, typically if you fly far enough East but not too far, you can usually escape the stalking sun, at least temporarily.

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Jul 8, 2019 03:34:23   #
Zemirah Loc: Sojourner En Route...
 
Hi CSM,

I know neither of us really believe the sun stalks anyone, but is purely impartial, so it's hardly worth expending the energy to be rude.

It's an entertaining concept on the part of Larry, and light heartedness is to be valued wherever found.

If there's a competent pilot at the controls, I don't need a compass to arrive at my destination.

Without a competent pilot, I may need a big life raft and life vest for peace of mind, and to arrive anywhere.

Argentina is on the West side of South America so we were actually flying southwest all night, ten hours.

The sun was visible when we left Kennedy and visible when we arrived in Buenos Aries.

Leaving Kennedy for Israel, we left in sunshine, flying East, and landed in sunshine 12 hours later.

Those are the longest non-stop flights I've experienced, and being mainly over water, I wouldn't want them any other way - than non-stop.

Because those countries south of the equator have their seasons reversed from ours, i.e., their summer is our winter, their spring is our fall, their days will be long when ours are short, and short when ours are long.

A meteorologist, I am not. What does that do, if anything to your equation?


Common_Sense_Matters wrote:
Unless you do this very late in the day or at night (if at night the sun ISN'T stalking you), yes, quite positive.

As for your trip to South America.... You do know your directions don't you? South America is south, not East. It is right there in the name of the continent even.... South America, key word (or more specifically, direction) is SOUTH!

But yes, typically if you fly far enough East but not too far, you can usually escape the stalking sun, at least temporarily.

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Jul 8, 2019 06:54:09   #
Big dog
 
Larry the Legend wrote:
You step out into the street and look up, the sun's right there over your left shoulder. You walk a mile down the road and it's still there, right where it was before. You turn, walk a ways, turn again, go down an alley, through a shop and out the other side. The sun's still right there, where you saw it last, over your shoulder. Is it following you?


Only if you’re heading west during the morning.

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Jul 8, 2019 16:01:19   #
Common_Sense_Matters
 
Zemirah wrote:
Hi CSM,

I know neither of us really believe the sun stalks anyone, but is purely impartial, so it's hardly worth expending the energy to be rude.

It's an entertaining concept on the part of Larry, and light heartedness is to be valued wherever found.

If there's a competent pilot at the controls, I don't need a compass to arrive at my destination.

Without a competent pilot, I may need a big life raft and life vest for peace of mind, and to arrive anywhere.

Argentina is on the West side of South America so we were actually flying southwest all night, ten hours.

The sun was visible when we left Kennedy and visible when we arrived in Buenos Aries.

Leaving Kennedy for Israel, we left in sunshine, flying East, and landed in sunshine 12 hours later.

Those are the longest non-stop flights I've experienced, and being mainly over water, I wouldn't want them any other way - than non-stop.

Because those countries south of the equator have their seasons reversed from ours, i.e., their summer is our winter, their spring is our fall, their days will be long when ours are short, and short when ours are long.

A meteorologist, I am not. What does that do, if anything to your equation?
Hi CSM, br br I know neither of us really believ... (show quote)


Wasn't trying to be rude, just a bit confused with the South America reference.

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Jul 8, 2019 16:03:19   #
Common_Sense_Matters
 
Big dog wrote:
Only if you’re heading west during the morning.


Or if you are North of the equator and headed North after noon.

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