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Lookup Sunrise & Sunset Time For Anywhere In The World

The U.S. Naval Observatory provides a simple and easy to use website to lookup the sunrise & sunset time for anywhere in the world. You just need city and state, or latitude and longitude for the rest of world, and you’re golden.

Here’s whats happening astronomically tonight.

The following information is provided for Bellevue, King County, Washington (longitude W122.2, latitude N47.6):

        Tuesday
        26 June 2007          Pacific Daylight Time

                         SUN
        Begin civil twilight       4:32 a.m.
        Sunrise                    5:12 a.m.
        Sun transit                1:11 p.m.
        Sunset                     9:11 p.m.
        End civil twilight         9:51 p.m.

                         MOON
        Moonrise                   4:57 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonset                    2:00 a.m.
        Moonrise                   6:07 p.m.
        Moon transit              10:20 p.m.
        Moonset                    2:27 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 26 June: waxing gibbous with 86% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 30 June 2007 at 6:49 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Pretty cool, no?

Link Via Strobist

If you thought the US DMV was bad…

If you thought the DMV in the US was a horrible tortuous proccess, you should read about the process in China.

My heart sank when the military uniform lady told me the forms must be filled with a felt-tip or fountain pen (I used a ballpoint pen, sinfully). I was grateful when she allowed me to trace all my writings with a pen she provided. I felt like a kindergarten kid (look Mom, I traced.) She examined my documents for about 5 silent minutes and started this lightening fast blurry chopping sequence. I was told to wait for few minutes for my “permission certificate for the test.”

Sounds like fun. I wonder why China hates ballpoints.

Source: Whiteboard Infinity