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    Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Hey, what is this thread? The night beginning at sunset on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, is the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. To celebrate the solstice (summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere; in the North, it's winter solstice, a.k.a. Yule, Midwinter, and probably other things, depending on your tradition), a bunch of us plan to stay up all night and post here in this thread off and on throughout and/or chatter in chat, sharing our experiences or random thoughts...sharing photos or artwork throughout the evening...or just encouraging each other to stay awake!

    So if you’re trying to stay up till dawn, or just want to pop in to converse with those of us who are, this is the place! Or if you're lucky enough to be in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying the warmth and sun of summer solstice, tell us what we're missing!

    In that spirit, here it is again, folks--that modest rhyme I composed specifically for our winter solstice efforts. Tradition dictates that I offer it as invocation to kick things off:

    A WINTER SOLSTICE REVEILLE

    by Altair

    Light dwindles, life despairs
    A bitter chill is in the air
    The sun departs, and with it goes
    A fruitful season free of woes
    As winter’s icy grip takes hold
    The sleeping landscape to enfold
    Many hours of dark must pass
    Before the sun returns at last
    To make its long-awaited climb
    With promise of a flowering time
    Until that hour, let dark prevail
    Greet longest night with strong wassail
    Sing and dance, feast and drink
    Or solemnly reflect and think
    From strange and hidden wells partake
    With one rule only: Stay awake!
    From dusk till dawn, hear our refrain:
    Let the solstice revels reign

    [In the last line, swap in the word “vigil” for “revels” if the feeling is more contemplative than festive]

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post

    So if you’re trying to stay up till dawn, or just want to pop in to converse with those of us who are, this is the place! Or if you're lucky enough to be in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying the warmth and sun of summer solstice, tell us what we're missing!
    This year's non-theme--inspiration for what to post, which can be completely ignored if you want to post something completely different (hence the "non" in "non-theme")--is:

    Making it through dark times

    Interpret that as you will!

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    The night beginning at sunset on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    North and South Americans, don't be fooled! Even though I'm opening the thread on Monday night (for us), that's just so that it's ripe and ready for anyone on the eastern rim of the world--Aussies, New Zealanders, and the like--for whom Tuesday night will come soon, to post away.

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    North and South Americans, don't be fooled! Even though I'm opening the thread on Monday night (for us), that's just so that it's ripe and ready for anyone on the eastern rim of the world--Aussies, New Zealanders, and the like--for whom Tuesday night will come soon, to post away.
    Here are sunset and sunrise times for some major cities in those 'eastern rim' locations - they're not necessarily 'places where Cauldronites are' (much less 'where people we know are participating in UAN are'), since I don't always know people's exact locations, but I've chosen which to include based on what info I do have. I'm posting these immediately, because Auckland's sunset time is less than two hours from now.

    Auckland 2039 hrs / 0558 hrs NZDT
    Wellington 2053 hrs / 0544 hrs NZDT

    Sydney 2005 hrs / 0541 hrs AEDT
    Melbourne 2041 hrs AEDT / 0555 hrs AEDT
    Brisbane 1842 hrs / 0450 hrs AEST
    Adelaide 2028 hrs / 0558 hrs ACDT
    Perth 1922 hrs / 0507 hrs AWST

    Manila 1723 hrs / 0616 hrs PHT

    Kuala Lumpur 1909 hrs / 0713 hrs MYT

    I'll follow this up in a bit with a similar list for less-easterly locations, or you can look up your own on SunriseSunset or timeanddate.com (or get fancy/geeky about it at USNO Data Services, where you can do things like making a sunrise/sunset table for your exact latitude and longitude for the whole year).

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by SunflowerP View Post
    I'll follow this up in a bit with a similar list for less-easterly locations, or you can look up your own on SunriseSunset or timeanddate.com (or get fancy/geeky about it at USNO Data Services, where you can do things like making a sunrise/sunset table for your exact latitude and longitude for the whole year).
    Hahaha...I thought I was the only nerd who hit up USNO for data tables!

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by SunflowerP View Post
    Here are sunset and sunrise times....

    I'll follow this up in a bit with a similar list for less-easterly locations, or you can look up your own on SunriseSunset or timeanddate.com (or get fancy/geeky about it at USNO Data Services, where you can do things like making a sunrise/sunset table for your exact latitude and longitude for the whole year).

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    Thanks, Sunflower! I'd been meaning to do this, and I'm delighted to see you've beaten me to the punch.

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Allaya View Post
    Hahaha...I thought I was the only nerd who hit up USNO for data tables!
    Nope - I even made use of the USNO site so as to get the proper info for a specific small Canadian location <waves at Morag>, though mostly I've been using timeanddate.com.

    Here's the rest of them except for the US; someone else will have to do those, because I need to go to bed.

    Helsinki 1513 hrs / 0924 hrs EET
    Stockholm 1448 hrs / 0844 hrs CET
    Oslo 1512 hrs / 0918 hrs CET
    Bergen 1529 hrs / 0945 hrs CET
    Copenhagen 1538 hrs / 0837 hrs CET

    Vienna 1603 hrs / 0743 hrs CET
    Graz 1611 hrs / 0742 hrs CET

    Berlin 1554 hrs / 0815 hrs CET
    Frankfurt 1625 hrs / 0822 hrs CET

    Utrecht 1629 hrs / 0846 hrs CET
    Rotterdam 1633 hrs / 0848 hrs CET

    Madrid 1751 hrs / 0835 hrs CET
    Valencia 1741 hrs / 0818 hrs CET

    London 1553 hrs / 0804 hrs GMT
    Manchester 1551 hrs / 0823 hrs GMT
    Leeds 1546 hrs / 0822 hrs GMT
    Cardiff 1606 hrs / 0816 hrs GMT
    Edinburgh 1539 hrs / 0842 hrs GMT
    Glasgow 1544 hrs / 0846 hrs GMT
    Belfast 1559 hrs / 0844 hrs GMT
    Dublin 1608 hrs / 0838 hrs GMT
    Cork 1625 hrs / 0839 hrs GMT

    Lisbon 1718 hrs / 0751 hrs WET

    Buenos Aires 2006 hrs / 0538 hrs ART

    St John’s 1612 hrs / 0746 hrs NST
    Fredericton 1644 hrs / 0806 hrs AST
    Montreal 1613 hrs / 0732 hrs EST
    Ottawa 1622 hrs / 0740 hrs EST
    Toronto 1643 hrs / 0748 hrs EST
    Hamilton 1647 hrs / 0749 hrs EST
    Winnipeg 1629 hrs / 0824 hrs CST
    Saskatoon 1656 hrs / 0913 hrs CST
    Calgary 1631 hrs / 0838 hrs MST
    Edmonton 1616 hrs / 0849 hrs MST
    Kamloops 1558 hrs / 0801 hrs PST
    Fort Langley 1614 hrs / 0803 hrs PST
    Vancouver 1616 hrs / 0805 hrs PST
    Whitehorse 1547 hrs / 1010 hrs PST

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by SunflowerP View Post
    Here's the rest of them except for the US; someone else will have to do those
    I'm scrambling this morning, but here's sunset/sunrise for NYC:

    4:31 pm / 7:17 am

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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    I'm scrambling this morning, but here's sunset/sunrise for NYC:

    4:31 pm / 7:17 am
    Well, It's sundown here although still light enough to see. We're out catching pokemon downtown. I suspect that is how my husband and I will get thru the rest of gloomy winter.
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    Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Allaya View Post
    Well, It's sundown here although still light enough to see. We're out catching pokemon downtown. I suspect that is how my husband and I will get thru the rest of gloomy winter.
    Our first report of the coming darkness! Thanks, Allaya

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