Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sun Glare While Driving – June 2013


The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving and traffic safety in general.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).

 

6/26/13 This type of crash happens more often than you think... left-hand turn plus sun glare - http://t.co/mU5vHQB5uF 

6/20/13 Biker, pedestrian road deaths up 60 percent in 2012 in Colorado - http://t.co/LXwG2XxivN

6/19/13 If you don't hang up or buckle up, you could seriously mess up.

6/19/13 Buffalo Police say sun glare may be to blame for early morning crash - http://t.co/yAfAoTBqiH

Cheers, Ralph

Sun/Shade & Urban Development – June 2013


The following relate to urban development and urban design in general, specific projects, and sun/shade issues.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).

6/26/13 RT BuzzBuzzHome‏@BuzzBuzzHome:  Grand Park Phase 1, a @PinnacleINTL mega-project, is rising over Mississauga. See our snaps here -  http://ow.ly/mpU4z

6/26/13 New highrise set to revitalize downtown San Jose - http://t.co/tYHymQ0Ja4

6/26/13 Shadowing one of concerns about proposed 31-storey high-rise in San Francisco's Rincon Hill Area - http://t.co/PBcUibdq4C

Leigh Buchan‏@lives2talk:  MT Planning Dept shld explain why hght limits R set if developers allowed 2 exceed thm by gr8 amts w/o justification! Good ??

RB:  The additional height has been requested, but this development hasn't been approved yet.

Leigh Buchan‏@lives2talk: As it stands (or may not stand) I hope development not approved. Public parking needed and bldg is plain ugly

6/25/13 Tega’s Hintonburg condo plans shot down by committee - http://t.co/jI3W5LOmHw

6/24/13 2 of the top 5 Toronto condos. Congrats @HaririPontarini.

6/20/13 2221 Yonge, 56 storeys - For Toronto condo, a famous name but a less than stellar plan - http://t.co/LBZlylfKAU

RB:  @TheDirtCo Tx for the Favourite and RT.

@TheDirtCo:  Our pleasure. What do you think of the project?

RB:  It will be interesting to see how it fits in with existing and proposed towers in that area on that side of Yonge.

6/19/13 The City of Toronto has introduced a new set of guidelines for the evaluation of tall building developments - http://t.co/f37Qoq58pH

6/19/13 Towering plans for Darling Harbour, despite city's concerns - too close together, cause overshadowing - http://t.co/rHMAUVbeRe

6/18/13 New super-strong rope to double world's tallest skyscrapers - http://t.co/XDuJkdWYVf

Cheers, Ralph

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – June 2013


The following are miscellaneous sun, shade, solar and solar energy facts and comments.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).

6/28/13 Muskoka sunset 9:08 pm this Canada Day long weekend.

6/26/13 Peak UV time in Muskoka on the Canada Day long weekend is 1:21 pm.

6/26/13 Peak UV time in Ottawa on the Canada Day long weekend is 1:06 pm.

6/26/13 Peak UV time in Toronto on the Canada Day long weekend is 1:21 pm.

6/24/13 The UV danger period runs from about 11 am to 4 pm in #Toronto

6/24/13 Did you know that peak UV times can be read from our sunrise/sunset tables? It's the Solar Noon column - http://t.co/2Wx3IWtSkV

6/24/13 Scientists have found that plants calculate when the sun rises and sets. Maybe I should hire some plants - http://t.co/Cj4uh81bj8

6/21/13 Barrie until the 15th. RT @SunPosition: Not to worry Toronto, sunsets will still be later than 9 pm until July 9th.

6/21/13 Not to worry Toronto, sunsets will still be later than 9 pm until July 9th.

6/20/13 Good news for our friends in the southern hemisphere... the days start getting longer after Jun 21.

6/20/13 Check out sunrise or sunset on Jun 21.  This is as far north as the sun gets! About 55 degrees NE and NW in Toronto area.

6/19/13 Love working in the garden this time of year. Light until well after 9 pm.

6/02/13 Toronto gets over an hour and a half more daylight per day this month than does Miami.

Cheers, Ralph

Miscellaneous Tweets – June 2013


The following are miscellaneous comments and news stories.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).

6/26/13 Summer's here. Don't drink and dive!!

6/24/13 Congrats @bbicks29. You've put Orono on the map.

6/22/13 @Cmdr_Hadfield The best soil on earth! Welcome back and thank you for all you have done to advance the interest in space and science.

6/22/13 RT CTVNews‏@CTVNews Don't forget to look up at the #supermoon this weekend http://ow.ly/milYb

6/01/13 RT PIO‏@ottawaparamedic Doors Open Ottawa 2013. Take a tour of the Ottawa Paramedic Service HQ on Sunday June 2nd between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. pic.twitter.com/ncJPAeAscE

Cheers, Ralph