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I love the summer solstice, but I also am acutely aware that it means the days get shorter for the next 6 months :(((

@t54r4n1 @darius

It's 90 in Oakland today, so I'm glad the day star is going, albeit slowly, into a time out. 😀

@t54r4n1 @darius this sets me up for sliding into late summer / fall like "this is the best time!" while completely ignoring how we're all hurtling towards the cliff of "dark before you get off work".

@darius

The worst, because shorter days but it'll still get hotter.

Takes a while for this soggy rock to heat up even just this part.

@darius I had the reverse discussion a few years ago with someone. I was saying how much I liked the winter solstice and he was talking about it being so depressing since the day was so short. "Exactly. They only get longer from here."

@darius at the autumnal equinox you can say "the rate at which the days are getting shorter has slowed"

@jleedev @darius at the autumnal equinox, the days are at maximum shorteningness

@darius Darius, you should simply move to the other side of the equator twice a year. :partyparrot:

@darius there is a common saying, about where I come from: « Here, there is only 2 seasons. Winter and August 15th ». 🤧

St Petersburg is famous for its white nights in summer which are around right now, but what no one mentions is that there also are black days in winter.

@darius if we have to have seasons I would settle for an imaginary middle ground where the cycles light/heath would be mixed, so days would be the shortest when hottest during the year and longest when colder. would make both summer and winter way easier for me

@darius only ‘up there’ … ‘down here’ it’s gonna get better.

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