Saturday, October 15, 2005

I got lots of questions about the length of the days (nights) in Russia now, and about how cold was it yet. The equinox was just a couple weeks ago (around September 22) - when the day and nights were an equal 12 hours each. Today, just over three weeks later, we see that while Aromas got 11:16 hours of light, Chelyabinsk got 10:21. Not that much different yet, but we can certainly see that daylight is leaving Chelyabinsk more rapidly than Aromas! In 3 weeks, Aromas only lost 45 minutes of day, but Chelyabinsk lost 1:40. Since Chelyabinsk will only have about 4-6 hours of daylight on the shortest day (sometime around Dec. 22), this makes sense.
Aromas Weather:
Temperature: 53.4°F Pressure: 30.05"
Average Wind: 0mph NW Sunrise: 7:14 AM
Humidity: 100% Sunset: 6:30 PM
Dew Point: 53°F Wind Chill: 53°F
Monthly Rain: 0.04"
Chelyabinsk Weather:
High: 12° Low: 1°
Feels Like: 12° Dewpoint: 5°
Barometer: Wind: N 6 kph
Humidity: 62% Sunrise: 9:24 am
Visibility: 6 km Sunset: 7:55 pm

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Back home for a few days. After a few days of hard work in Moscow, and an incredibly long ride home on the airplanes, I am home for a spell. In a short time I will be heading back. This is a good thing, I haven't had my fill of adventure yet. So it is good to be home, and it will be good to go back.