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« on: 15/11/2007 16:26:46 »
on a new day, what country gets the first rays of the sun?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 15/11/2007 19:51:13 »
To answer that question you have to define what time zone you are using (say UTC), what season it is (winter, summer etc) and of course what latitude you are considering ( above 67 you get 24 hrs sunlight in the summer ) in all there is no simple answer.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 15/11/2007 21:06:46 »
Everybody has their own new day. That keeps it fair.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/11/2007 23:03:01 »
on a new day, what country gets the first rays of the sun?
Subject to latitude-modifications (outlined above), whatever country is closest to the International Date Line, on its west.
It's an entirely human construct though.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Date_Line
 

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« Reply #4 on: 16/11/2007 01:27:32 »
My proctologist knows where the sun shines first !!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 16/11/2007 01:50:40 »
HEE HEE HEE I knew it!! I knew as soon as your name showed on this thread that I would read pretty much what you just wrote, or something on the lines of,  "I can tell you where the sun does not shine at all!!!!" LOL LOL You crack me up... NO wait it must be that your crack is already up, if  the doctor is correct!

Sorry Paul.. now I will leave!! LOL Just came for the giggles and  don't know the answer but will hang about waiting for it! lol
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/11/2007 02:30:16 »
SO WOULD THE FIRST LIGHT BE TAKEN AT SUNSET OR SUNRISE WHEN IT COME UP ELSEWHERE FROM YOURSELF? IT SEEMS TO ME WE COULD NOT EVER DECIDE WHERE IT COMES UP FIRST, AS FIRST STARTS WHEN?? IT WOULD BE LIKE A RING NEVER ENDING OR WHAT COME FIRST THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG... I CAN'T TELL WHERE THE SUN WOULD SHINE FIRST WITHOUT PERIMETERS ABOUT TIME PLACE PLANET ETC... MAYBE I AM WRONG! PROBABLY AM! lol
 

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« Reply #7 on: 16/11/2007 02:40:40 »
on a new day, what country gets the first rays of the sun?

This is confusing me.. on a new day where??? Just depends on where you are when the new day comes, are you starting your new day in china, or California new days start at different times in different places! Wouldn't we all have to be on the same clock cycle in order to make this question possible to answer, and wouldn't that void the day from the night thing?would it not make it day no matter weather there was light or not everywhere would be day regardless of weather it was dark or not?  Wouldn't we all have to be on the same time and be governed by the same clock!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 16/11/2007 02:48:59 »
UH  OH paul... I am back... The sun really never stops shining right??? We circle the sun so it would be hard to say unless you want to use the prime meridian as a starting point then you could figure from their using that time frame as the start of a new day!

Depends on the hemisphere you start from right?

I am confuzzled and may well be full of dog doo but... enlighten me please...
« Last Edit: 16/11/2007 03:15:39 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #9 on: 16/11/2007 03:07:59 »
on a new day, what country gets the first rays of the sun?
Subject to latitude-modifications (outlined above), whatever country is closest to the International Date Line, on its west.
It's an entirely human construct though.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Date_Line

I beg your pardon sir, but I do believe it is the "EAST" you meant? I am sure it is just an oversight. TTFN !

 

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« Reply #10 on: 16/11/2007 03:09:13 »
Ok lets say we heading South from the North Pole, the Prime Meridian passes through  these countries, first approximately united Kingdom,(the most northernly land on the Meridian is the shore(53degrees 45'34"N) southeast of Sand-le-Mere Cavern Park East of Kingston upon Hull, England, then  we move round the sun,  so going through France, barely though part of Spain,then Algeria, Mali, Burkia Faso, Togo,Ghana, Antarctica, barely New Zealand, and the Aleutian islands,to Russia and Back to the southpole,  and then on through the other two hemispheres! I think! LOL

Does that mean that (the most northernly land on the Meridian is the shore(53degrees 45'34"N) southeast of Sand-le-Mere Cavern Park East of Kingston upon Hull, England, this being the place the sun might shine first?
« Last Edit: 16/11/2007 04:51:18 by Karen W. »
 

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