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January 4, 2009

Perihelion Now

The Sun. Duh.

You’d never know it from the 20-degree temperatures being recorded outside my door right now, but today the Earth is at the closest point to the sun in its orbit. (I don’t link to Bad Astronomy often enough, but it goes without saying that you should be reading it every day.)

1939 World’s Fair

Via the Blue Parrot comes this video of the Golden Gate International Exposition that was held in San Francisco in 1939-40, seventy years ago.

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