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By Ron, Michigan on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 06:45 am:

Good Morning!!!First Post


By smf in troll land on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 06:46 am:

Good morning & have a great weekend everyone!


By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 06:59 am:

Great picture of the cross stitch and of course, lighthouses are my favorite.


By Skylar in Wi on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 07:46 am:

Good morning. To any sledders here, I see the Team Yamaha truck is in the parking lot of the Ramada. Totallyamaha.com is having a ride up there this weekend, and the new Yamaha dealer is having a Yamahafest. You can take demo rides on the Yamaha sleds. Later, Skylar


By Yooper on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:26 am:

tweety


By Jo,Georgia on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:33 am:

What a delight to see a picture of one of my sister, Eva Haralson Jasper's needlework lighthouses when I went on line this morning. Unfortunately for us, Eva died this spring after a long and painful battle with cancer. She was a talented artist whom we all miss. Fortunately, we have examples of her paintings, pottery and needlework around our houses to remind us of her. Margaret, Amarillo, she would have appreciated your comments. Thanks


By Dave, Laurium on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:41 am:

Yooper... I'm coming to get dat tweetie bird...
Sylvester


By DuneRat, Norton Shores on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 09:02 am:

Good news today for you folks who care about when the sun goes down. Sunset is a minute later in Houghton today (5:06)than it was yesterday. Residents of Calumet and Laurium get the same treat, though sunset is at 5:05. Even farther north, in Ahmeek, your day for that later sunset is tomorrow, when it will go down at 5:05.

Although we're not quite to the shortest day of the year, I always look forward to the date when sunset starts happening a little later, leading to the days when I can actually see what's going on outside when I get home from work. The sun will continue to come up a little later each morning until sometime in early January, depending on where you live.

The US Naval Observatory's database doesn't seem to have sunrise/sunset times for Eagle River, Eagle Harbor, Bete Grise, or Copper Harbor. Maybe they figure if you live that far north, you're just too tough to need a luxury like daylight, eh?


By Yooper on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 10:02 am:

oh yeah Mr. Dave dog2
smilehd


By maijaMI on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 10:48 am:

Dave and Yooper, you two are hysterical!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 12:19 pm:

What's that on the bridgeCam at 12:29, a large fire on the Houghton side?

Fire?

By
Lori... Commerce Twp on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 02:38 pm:

It looks like glare on the lens from the very infrequent sunburst!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 03:30 pm:

Lori:
It looks like glare on the lens from the very infrequent sunburst!

At first it liiked like a major flame, with accompanying smoke, no less. Then after posting the pic I watched it tracking to the west with the sun. Yes, that must been it, a very infrequent sunburst, the first I've seen on the BridgeCam!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 03:33 pm:

liiked ® looked


By Debra,Muskegon, MI on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 03:51 pm:

Have a great weekend everyone! : )


By Daffy Duck on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 05:20 pm:

Yooper& Dave, I too like your like your cartoons!


By Dave, Laurium on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:32 pm:

You Betcha Yooper.... it's feeding time...
dragon sm


By Fran,Ga on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 09:01 pm:

The bridge scene is beautiful tonight! I'll bet it is cold and crisp there with nice crunchy snow. Oh,how I wish I could come home in the winter. Maybe some day!!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 12:13 am:

DuneRat, Norton Shores:
The US Naval Observatory's database doesn't seem to have sunrise/sunset times for Eagle River, Eagle Harbor, Bete Grise, or Copper Harbor.


Well USNO doesn't have those locations specifically, but all you need is the Lat/Lon coordinates for any place on earth and you can get that data from the USNO (scroll down to Form B - Locations Worldwide) at:
Complete Sun/Moon Data for One Day

Or separate tables for Sunrise/Sunset or Civil Twilight1, or Nautical Twilight2, or Astronomical Twilight3 for a whole year (scroll down to Form B - Locations Worldwide) at: Sun or Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year

Part 1 of 3

Here are the geographic coordinates of a few points of interest in the Keweenaw:
(One small problem - the resolution on the USNO site is limited to the nearest second of Latitude & Longitude, so in many cases the nearest such point will be either offshore, or nearly a mile inland.)
The time zone for each of the following is "5 hours West of Greenwich".

Eagle River - at the NE corner of M26 (Sand Dunes Dr.) & Pine:
N47 24.8319', W88 17.7415'

Eagle Harbor - at the lighthouse):
N47 27.5986', W88 9.5578'

Bete Grise - at the junction of Lac LaBelle Rd/Bete Gris Rd and Smith Fisheries Rd:
N47 23.419'. W87 57.523'

Bete Grise - at the Mendota Light House:
N47 22.4623', W87 57.9897'

Copper Harbor - at the M26/US41 (6th & Gratiot) junction:
N47 28.1104', W87 53.6257'

Copper Harbor - at the Lighthouse:
N47 28.4490', W87 51.5672'

The Northernmost point in the Keweenaw - Dan's Point
(On M26 about 4.5 miles west of Copper Harbor or 1.25 miles west of Hobard Park):
N47 28.823', W87 58.583'

Notes1,2,3 - for definitions, see next post.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 12:14 am:

Part 2 of 3
Definitions (from above):
1. Civil twilight is defined to begin in the morning, and to end in the evening when the center of the Sun is geometrically 6 degrees below the horizon. This is the limit at which twilight illumination is sufficient, under good weather conditions, for terrestrial objects to be clearly distinguished; at the beginning of morning civil twilight, or end of evening civil twilight, the horizon is clearly defined and the brightest stars are visible under good atmospheric conditions in the absence of moonlight or other illumination. In the morning before the beginning of civil twilight and in the evening after the end of civil twilight, artificial illumination is normally required to carry on ordinary outdoor activities. Complete darkness, however, ends sometime prior to the beginning of morning civil twilight and begins sometime after the end of evening civil twilight.
2. Nautical twilight is defined to begin in the morning, and to end in the evening, when the center of the sun is geometrically 12 degrees below the horizon. At the beginning or end of nautical twilight, under good atmospheric conditions and in the absence of other illumination, general outlines of ground objects may be distinguishable, but detailed outdoor operations are not possible, and the horizon is indistinct.
3. Astronomical twilight is defined to begin in the morning, and to end in the evening when the center of the Sun is geometrically 18 degrees below tnot contribute to sky illumination; for a considerable interval after the beginning of morning the horizon. Before the beginning of astronomical twilight in the morning and after the end of astronomical twilight in the evening the Sun does wilight and before the end of evening twilight, sky illumination is so faint that it is practically imperceptible.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 12:16 am:

Part 3 of 3
Here are three points of interest in the northern Keweenaw:
1. The Northernmost point in the Keweenaw - DAN'S POINT: W87° 59', N47° 29'
(On M26 about 4.5 miles west of Copper Harbor or 1.25 miles west of Hobard Park)
2. COPPER HARBOR, BROCKWAY NOSE: W87 54, N47 28
3. COPPER HARBOR, OLD FORT WILKINS: W87 52, N47 28

The shortest day(s) of the year is/are in bold for each site.

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By Pasco Florida on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 07:38 am:

Dave and Yooper,
Where do you acquire these darling cartoons? Today (yesterday) was great.....full of humor! I needed that as down here in the other world, everyone needs to be sooooo Politically correct it's terrible. Now, they want to do away with the Christmas Tree because it's religious and it's offensive. Now, I believe we should all respect each other. What's your take on this? The office had to do a Happy Festivus party!


By Believer on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 08:12 am:

To Pasco in Florida: I think it is just another sign of the sad times we live in. I could really get on a soap box here but instead all I will say is may God forgive us. I praise God and thank him for all of my blessings, especially his Son Jesus during this CHRISTMAS season. Dave & Yopper--your cartoons are great!


By Pasco Florida on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 08:31 am:

Believer, you are right. I too think the times are sad. It's a shame when Christians have to be prosecuted for his/her own beliefs. I think someone/something is trying to divide the people of this great country so they can take us over. We need to pull together to make this country great again!


By Dave, Laurium on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 08:32 am:

Yep, my sentiments exactly ... ain't the ACLU a great organization.... sm


By maijaMI on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 09:15 am:

The Christmas tree is not a religious symbol. It comes from the nordic (Pagan) yule celebration. Diversity is good for human kind. Tolerance is what will save us. All beliefs should be respected.


By Ken ja Mimi on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 11:03 pm:

How long will it be before the 'tolerant' ones are intolerant towards Christian beliefs? Or are we there already? Where do we draw a line that we cannot cross? "Even so, Lord, come..."


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