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Originally posted by Signals
I spend just as much time outside now as I did 25 years ago.
I never wore sunglasses then...now I can't leave the house without them....
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'd say the sun has been a bit intense just recently....Yes.
I've found sunlight harder to be in for any length of time compared to how it was not that long ago..
Because of having more kinetic energy.
Originally posted by jburg6
The strange thing is, water is feeling wetter as well. Is this a coincidence?
Originally posted by CirqueDeTruth
Is not everything in rotation around the sun, ever so slowly getting dragged towards the sun? I mean, eventually, Mercury's rotation will finally hit a point where the suns gravity will take over and pull it in and eat it right? I'm aware that it's gravity itself that keeps it in rotation, but aren't we inching closer to the sun over long periods of time? Like a spiral. Isn't the whole of our galaxy even doing the same, heading ever so slowly towards the center? Same thing with all the planets and even our moon, the gravity of the sun exerts such force that it's slowly creeping away from us isn't it? Eventually the earth's gravity that keeps the moon in rotation around earth will be overtaken by the sun and bye - bye it will eventually go?
Well this is what my husband is trying to tell me as I asked him the question about if he thought the sun was hotter. (He said, no not really, just getting older and my skin doesn't regenerate like it use to.) LOL. I'm not very much into astronomy, but I'm sure someone is aware. Is he right? Are eventually after billions and billions of years, the sun drags us closer micro-inch by micro-inch till it eats it's planets?
edit on 24-6-2013 by CirqueDeTruth because: corrections. added thought
Originally posted by Ronnie6657
Is it just me or does the sun feel hotter to the skin than usual? Even when temps are fairly cool, the sun is so intense to the skin. It isn't so much the heat as it is a noticable burning feeling on exposed skin. Anyone else feel this?
Source from ABC News
For the people in a tiny Serbian village there is nothing sexy or romantic about a vampire. In fact, they are terrified that one of the most feared vampires of the area has been roused back to life.
Source wiki on Dr. Hoffman
Julia Hoffman was a doctor in the field of psychology and rare blood disorders at Windcliff Sanitarium. In 1966, she moved into Collinwood and discovered the vampire, Barnabas Collins.
"The extreme ultraviolet photons that are most intense during the peak of the solar cycle aren't the same as the UV rays that give you sunburns," notes Dr. Judith Lean, a physicist at the US Naval Research Laboratory. "Sunburns come from the UV-A and UV-B bands around 300 nanometers. Extreme ultraviolet photons from the Sun are at least 10 times more energetic than UV-A and UV-B and they vary 100 times more [between solar minimum and solar maximum]. It's a good thing they're all absorbed by nitrogen and oxygen at high altitudes -- otherwise a day at the beach would be no fun."
Originally posted by abeverage
Originally posted by borntowatch
As a kid 40 odd years ago I could play in the sun all day without being burned to a crisp, 30 minutes in the sun now and I turn red.
I dont believe in global warming but the sun bites harder now than ever before.
Something has changed
SPF 40 for me
You mention something has changed...
So you spend as much time in the sun as you do when you were a kid?