Esther, 25, UK, she/her pronouns. Expect various fandoms, but mostly Doctor Who. Also anything else I feel like.
there are a lot of different privileges, if you're straight then you HAVE straight privilege. you may not be privileged in other things but you ARE privileged in this situation
Well of course there is straight privilege. If someone walked into your neighborhood with the plague, would you not shun him?
What is your point?
Literally, I do not know what you are trying to communicate here.
I’m not offended because I don’t know what you are trying to say. I’m just
Peter Capaldi NME 13th August 1983
First attempt at scanning the NME picture - may try and improve the quality if I can but I’m not the most technically adept so no promises.
First Nations are taking action on three fronts: They want a legal acknowledgment that the Crown failed in its duty to protect the culture and identity of aboriginal children, causing lasting psychological and emotional damage. They want the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn Canada for violating the international Convention on the Rights of the Child, which requires signatories to respect the heritage traditions, language and culture of indigenous children And they want to rip away the cloak of secrecy behind which the government has hidden for decades and expose the hypocrisy of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2008 apology to survivors of Indian residential schools. He told Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples “there is no place in Canada for the attitudes that inspired the Indian residential schools to ever again prevail,” even as his government concealed the second chapter of the racist saga.
this will literally happen in 100 years do people on tumblr not know how time works or numbers or anything
A date that can be written like this happens every 100 years.
But this day will never, ever, happen again. We only get one shot at each day.
Isn’t life depressing?
Wait a minute. Isn’t the solstice, December 21, still more than a week away, the day of the earliest sunset? And the date of the year’s latest sunrise, as well? The late sunrise and early sunset combine on the solstice to create the day with the shortest amount of daylight. Right?
Actually, that’s a fantasy. The earliest sunset really comes in the first week in December, and the latest sunrise occurs in early January. Yet December 21 really is the shortest day of the year. What sort of astronomical hijinks are responsible for this absurd state of affairs?
Blame it on Earth’s non-circular orbit and its tilt in relation to the Sun.
Normally, we don’t think of the Earth’s orbit as being anything but a circle. For the really lopsided orbits, look at Mercury or Mars, whose distances from the sun vary by millions of miles at different points in their years.
The Earth’s orbit is almost a perfect circle by comparison.
Almost. On average, Earth’s distance from the sun is approximately 92,955,000 miles. The Earth’s orbital eccentricity (the degree to which the orbit deviates from a perfect circle) makes the distance at perihelion—the point in a year where the Earth is at its closest to the Sun—about 91,402,000 miles. Every go around the sun, perihelion occurs around January 4, two weeks after the solstice. And that makes all the difference to the timing of the earliest sunrise.
Why? As Johannes Kepler discovered in the 1600s, when an object is closer to the Sun, it moves more quickly; when it is farther away, it moves more slowly. On average, the Earth orbits the Sun at 18.508 miles per second. But in December and January, as it gets closer to the Sun, the Earth speeds up, until, at perihelion, on or around January 4, it zooms along in its orbit at 18.664 miles per second. A paltry difference of .156 miles per second at first glance, but it means that near perihelion, the Earth is moving around the Sun just under an “extra” 13,500 miles each day.