day length

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day length

the number of daylight hours per day, increasing towards midsummer and the reverse towards midwinter. The effective trigger in the commencement and cessation of the breeding seasons in those species that demonstrate seasonal breeding.
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Relying on the law of spin isochronism Alfv6n and Arrhenius (1976 [10]) infer for the primitive Earth a length of day of 6 hours (p.
We plot the length of day (in hours) against time (million years back) in Fig.
The researchers concluded the Sumatra earthquake caused a length of day (LOD) change too small to detect, but it can be calculated.
In terms of length of days, however, driving duties here can be longer than the 10-hour region because of a four-day working week.
And so through all the length of days your goodness fails me never; Good Shepherd, may I sing your praise within your house forever
They all deal with different realms, but they come with the same very large promise attached: do them "in order that you may fare well and have length of days.
The explanation of its effect on the length of days lies in the spin of the Earth and its atmosphere.
Popes come and go, some for short stays, others for length of days.
You will come to appreciate the cycle of the seasons, the changing length of days and the vagaries of weather.
Had this imaginative momentary pope been given length of days, it would have been interesting to see the character and caliber of bishops and cardinals he would have named.