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Sunrise Times False Dawn Trickster

mistYmusers may be thinking it’s mistYmuse (Most Ideal Sunrise Times – Midwinter Until Spring Equinox) time this week, but that’s because it’s the last week of British Summer Time (BST) in the UK, and similar hour-forward timing over Europe, from March to October. That’s why it’s known in the mYm world as False Dawn Week… from now on… as this is the first of its kind!

The thought that it may be mYm time may especially be true when there are great sunrises, like here this morning; like those I recorded a decade ago:

Sunrise Times

The sunrise times will reach their BST late peak on Saturday October 26th at 07.53, and with the clocks going back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/(UTC) overnight, they’ll go back to 06.55 – back earlier than the sunrise time of September 25th (06.56).

They’ll continue getting later a couple of minutes a day, and will reach Saturday’s sunrise time of 07.53 again just over a month later on November 27th.

The latest sunrises of the winter (providing a positive to balance the negative of less sun and heat, for S.A.D. [Seasonal Affective Disorder] mental health sufferers) will be from December 28th to 31st at 08.24; not the 21st as I expected! On January 1st, 2020 they’ll start getting earlier again.

The above are Leeds times from the Time and Date website.
British Summer Time on Wikipedia.

Silbury Hill Mystery Cloud Matches POP (PinkyOrangePurple) Descript/Fash-ion

Posted the day after I wrote about the 1964/65 UFO experiences there that coincided with my birth a mysterious POP (PinkyOrangePurple) cloud mystery in Warminster area made the media, and I saw it today on MSN.

The mysterious twisting cloud is also set against a classic POP panorama.

Was it military training, somebody having a laugh, a natural coincidence, or a totally POP UFO (Unidentified – although it should really be a UC – Unidentified Cloud?).

The truth is out there, and they also reference X-Files in the video!

 

T Dies a Thousand Deaths… for arT

The first T-20 Y-day eve is upon us. It was quite some weather day too, with the mist turning up on the last day of its two-months part of mistYmuse, and then evaporating as the sun strengthened in the afternoon, as it’s supposed to do in Mist Evaporation Week (MEW) before a pinky POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sunset (as written in yesterday’s blog post, although the sun doesn’t really rise and fall as it looks to us, it does rise and set to us; they are all human concepts, along with solstices and equinoxes etc).

I didn’t know how I was going to celebrate it, and then thought of writing a poem containing twenty Ts! It only reached seven! So I wrote another one, which had twenty-two!! So, thinking of marketing, that’s nine bonus Ts, coloured in tawny, making it quite some T20 party… sure is where I wanna be x 3!!!

T29

all was quiet
on Y-day eve morning
thick mist reminded one
of green(y-Y)grey dawning

not if ‘you’re’ travelling, my ‘self-ish’ thoughts unravelling

sun shone through
the sky turned blue
as if remembering Y-rise
a nice surprise

———————————————————

Yesterday it dawned on me
todayiTy fits into philosotea
part of my philosophy
time after coffilosophy
written in prose poetry

trouble with my¬† psyche is, there’s no words for this

I remember Cyndi Lauper
time after time
but there’s no music
for something so lethargic
sky pinks I remember magic

The song doesn’t have any message for or from me, and was just the music that came into my head as I wrote ‘time after’, mixed with Eminem, who I’ve cited before. Just watched the video, and amazed she does a T at the end. A fitting finale for the T20 party!!

The after-party’s at Amazon! or the Cure’s greenYgrey foresT (next Track!!):

Free Kindle Fantasy Fiction Follows mistYmuse MEW News

We are now officially in the MEW (Mist Evaporation Week) of mistYmuse, with January 21st a week away. It really gets exciting in the last four days, as we lose each letter day by day, going from MIST to IST, ST and finally just T on the 20th; kind of like T20 cricket!
For new mistYmusers, MIST stands for Most Ideal Sunrise Times, and covers the month before and after the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice around December 21st.

Ideal Sunrise Times

The sunrise appearing at about 8-9am in Blighty is ideal for the regular work start time.
Of course the sunrise is even later farther north, so more ideal for lazybones lie-in lovers… or just natural night owls.
This might provide some compensation for SAD (Seasonally Affected Disorder) sufferers.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Sunrise times are still past 8am, as seen from the bottom of the met office weather forecast on its page from that link or below, but are getting earlier by about a minute a day (8.16 tomorrow to 8.11 on Sunday), while sunsets are getting later by one-two minutes a day (16.16 to 16.24 tomorrow to Sunday). So the three minutes a day mean there is about 90 minutes more light since the midwinter December 21st solstice.

It has been a pretty mild winter in Blighty so far, but there could still be cold weather in the MUSE (Midwinter Until Spring Equinox) half of mistYmuse. However, the additional light and knowing it’s the second half of the toughest four months; third of the year; for sun and heat lovers is inspiring.

To enter into the spirit of mistYmuse, I’ve made my last of the greenYgrey trilogy XaW Files: Beyond Humanity free on Kindle this week:

 

BBC Peeks into POPolution

Back on October 25th I wrote the BBC seemed to be ignoring the POPolution, with the POP part standing for: PinkyOrangePurple. Then, in mid November I was fortunate to be out under a POP twilight sky and posted some photos on this site’s sister site, travel25years; as they seemed more travelly than poetry.

BBC Focuses on PinkyPurple – Indigo

Today I saw the BBC had a focus on the twilight skies being particularly pink and purple this week. I don’t know if they have been particularly bright, or if it’s just them catching up with the POPolution! The other big terrestrial provider of local news, ITV, also had some great POP photos on their news yesterday, so maybe it was a special one.

Whichever reason, there’s some great photos anyway from the BBC‘s Weather Watchers, who’ve been very busy POPing POP pictures:

This dark bright pink the article was mainly about does seem more vivid than most:

Greenhill

This one is a classic POP picture, with all the PinkyOrangePurple colours, with the yellow sun rays orangeing in parts, the blue sky and grey cloud purpling and white clouds pinkying:

Inkberrow in Worcestershire

I’m writing another blog post updating the POPolution on travel25years now.

Sunrise Inspired Winter Solstice Poem

Crepuscular Rays and over
Crepuscular Rays and over (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Iridescence makes more sense,
After flying clouds of white n grey
Showed a purple n green hue
Passing through the sunrise’s
Crepuscular rays.
Before, I only saw still clouds brightened this way.
It made me think sun is the dominant member in the partnership.
Before, I had thought it was clouds.
Clouds are the canvas. Sun is the painter.

Cloud Iridescence No. 5
Cloud Iridescence No. 5 (Photo credit: ikewinski)
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Winter Solstice Countdown Notches Up Super Sunrise

Hi, it’s Michael Wolf, wonderful weatherperson at the Greenygrey. We’re blogging live from a super sunrise within an hour of our beloved bulk-book-buying 9-5 workers start work, and hoping to have the blog posted in time for the 9am start, when workers need to settle in and warm up with a little web browsing… at the Greenygrey. The Greenygrey is with you at the start of December 2012’s first working week morning…

Winter Solstice Brightens British Morning

Yes, we recently blogged that it was approaching that time of year when the winter sunrise lines up with the Northern Hemisphere’s normal work-day rush hour… and yes, that’s it, the sun has just risen at about 8.20, no doubt brightening the morning for all those Monday morning crotchety commuters.

It’s less than three weeks now to the Winter Solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere has its shortest day, and the sunrise reaches its closest passing to the 9am work-day start.

Due to there not being an artistic werewolf in the office at this early hour; where are Andy Wolfhol and Baron Wolfman when you need them; we don’t have any images from today’s super sunrise, but here’s some we made before, Blue Peter-style:

P.S. Great news for the 9-5 workers who’ve now reached work. A band of cloud has just eaten up the sky and it is pouring with rain… although the sun is still is shining on the horizon. Who said weather was boring..!

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