Overview of tides

Even though the Moon is far smaller and less massive than the Earth its gravitational field still has significant effects on our planet. The most noticeable of these are tides, the periodic rise and fall of sea levels. In this post I'll give an overview of the causes of tides. This is something which many… Continue reading Overview of tides

Happy New year 2022

Happy new year to all my readers! Shortly after most of Europe and North America moved back to winter time from Daylight Saving Time, I created a poll to see how  my readers living in these regions felt about the switch. Now that we’ve  entered the  new year, I’ve decided to close the poll and… Continue reading Happy New year 2022

Poll – Would you abolish DST?

Update 1 January 2022. This poll is now closed. To see the results click here Now that Europe and North America have moved back to winter time from Daylight Saving Time  my readers living in these regions will be experiencing the darker evenings and lighter mornings. I have decided to create a poll about how… Continue reading Poll – Would you abolish DST?

Daylight Saving Time ends

In the early hours of Sunday 31 October the clocks go back an hour throughout most of Europe and daylight saving time (DST) comes to an end. In this post I'll talk about the practice of putting the clocks backwards and forwards and why this may be coming to an end  The beginning of DST… Continue reading Daylight Saving Time ends

Opportunities for solar energy

In 2019, the year before the restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic, the world energy consumption was slightly higher at around 170 000 TWh. In this post I will talk about some of the science behind this amazing fact and discuss the  challenge of getting solar energy from where it is plentiful to where it is… Continue reading Opportunities for solar energy