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31 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farewell Summer . . »
In meteorological terms, 1 September is the beginning of Autumn in the northern hemisphere. Meteorologis...
19 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The summer solstice »
The Sun reaches its highest northerly latitude on 21 June. The Sun will be at its highest latitude of ~23.4ºN at...
31 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer is upon us »
In meteorological terms, 1 June is the beginning of Summer in the northern hemisphere. Meteorologists define nort...
27 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Migrating vulture arrested as a spy »
Yemeni Government forces detained the bird on suspicion that an attached GPS tracker was a spy device for Houthi militants...
25 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overland migration of Arctic Terns revealed »
Data from a landmark study of the world’s longest migrating seabird reveals how overland migration is an integral part of...
29 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Europe moves to Summer Time »
Under an EU directive of 2002, which states that ‘Summer Time’ will be observed between the last Sundays in March and Octo...
19 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Astronomical Spring »
Astronomically, Spring starts at the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun crosses the equatorial into the northern hemisphere - at...
28 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring is upon us »
1 March represents the start of meteorological Spring. In meteorological terms, Spring in the northern hemisphere...
21 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Real Winter is upon us »
Today, 21 December, is the astronomical start of Winter. The Sun reaches its furthest southerly latitude of 23º...
01 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winter is upon us »
In meteorological terms, Winter in the northern hemisphere covers the months of December, January and February....
27 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The end of Summer Time »
Sunday 28 October sees clocks in the EU drop Summer Time. Under an EU directive of 2002, which states that ‘Summ...
21 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autumnal astronomical equinox »
In astronomical terms, autumn starts at the autumnal equinox - this year at 0245 UTC on 23 September. The Sun wi...
01 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
First day of Autumn »
In meteorological terms, 1 September is the first day of Autumn. Meteorologists define Autumn as the months of...
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The summer solstice »
  The Sun reaches its highest northerly latitude today The Sun will be at its highest latitude of ~23.4ºN a...
31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer is upon us »
Summer is upon us 3In meteorological terms, 1 June is the beginning of Summer in the northern hemisphere. Meteo...