The Hottest Day of the Year

The Question: Not long ago, all drenched in sweat after standing outside for five minutes, I asked myself, “what is the hottest day of the year?” The answer that immediately came to mind was, “summer solstice – the longest day of the year, of course!”, which is around the 20th of June. It makes sense … More The Hottest Day of the Year

A Year Goes By

Taking a solid look at the Gregorian calendar, which the western world has, mainly out of historical reasons, opted to use, it does not take a brilliant man to spot some shortcomings. Its months are ill arranged, and “September”, “October”, “November”, “December”, which literally mean 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, are actually numbered 9th, 10th, 11th, … More A Year Goes By

Perpetual Winter

Winter is my favorite season. Refreshing rain, cold, comfortable clothes, clouds, and much less sweat, all make it superior to the hot summer. Why, oh why, can’t it be winter forever? It turns out, that if Earth’s astronomical characteristics were a little different, we could have had an eternal winter (at least in some places … More Perpetual Winter