Crossroads of Twilight: 10/12 (Wheel of Time, 10)

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The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English.” — Chicago Sun-Times In the months of January or July, both astronomical dawn and astronomical dusk occurs at latitudes less than 48°50' North or South, because in the months of January or July the Sun’s declination is less than 23°10' from the Equator; The lower the Sun is beneath the horizon, the dimmer the twilight (other factors such as atmospheric conditions being equal). When the Sun reaches 18° below the horizon, the twilight's brightness is nearly zero, and evening twilight becomes nighttime. When the Sun again reaches 18° below the horizon, nighttime becomes morning twilight. Owing to its distinctive quality, primarily the absence of shadows and the appearance of objects silhouetted against the lit sky, twilight has long been popular with photographers and painters, who often refer to it as the blue hour, after the French expression l'heure bleue. Histon also reports another tale from the 19th century. A young lady stayed at the hall, and one evening, attended a ball at Newcastle’s Old Assembly Rooms. She met a young man she liked, but when she returned to the hall, she found an old woman in a satin gown sitting in her room. The woman offered a warning that the young lady wouldn’t be so happy if she knew what was in her future. The young woman realised she couldn’t see the old lady reflected in the mirror, at which point the old woman vanished. From London, there’s about a 90-minute-observing window before Jupiter dips below 20 degrees in altitude, though the planet is probably already beyond meaningful observation. However, a pair of 10 x 50 binoculars can show Jupiter’s four bright Galilean moons, while a small telescope reveals the planet’s major dark belts and bright zones in any moments of steady seeing.

Civil twilight (or white night) from sunset to sunrise: Tampere, Oulu, Umeå, Trondheim, Tórshavn, Reykjavík, Nuuk, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Arkhangelsk, Yakutsk and Baltasound. In the Southern Hemisphere, the only minor permanent settlement to experience this is Villa Las Estrellas, on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, politically part of Chile.Indeed, this could explain the third Silky that appears in the records in the north east. According to Henderson, some thought she was a ghost. During William III’s reign, the Duke of Argyle had a mistress. He lived at Chirton, near North Shields. This mistress died suddenly at Chirton, “not without suspicion of murder” (Henderson 1879: 270). The idea of a vengeful spirit fits in with late 19th century ideas about ghosts.

Robert Jordan's work has been a formative influence and an inspiration for a generation of fantasy writers." --Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre." --George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it. Elayne, meanwhile, has her focus set like a laser on strengthening her position of power on Andor’s Lion Throne even after discovering that not only is she pregnant, but she’s carrying twins. While protecting the identity of the father—yes, it is Rand, the hero of the series—she goes on intelligence gathering missions in the city by a secret gateway entry point. These visitations afford ample opportunities to gather vital information about the enemies camped within. Enter the Wavemistress, Zaida, to negotiate a deal with Elayne that will guarantee supplies continue to Caemlyn as the very reasonable price of a very small parcel of property with a river view. At latitudes greater than 81°25' North or South, as the Sun's angular elevation difference is less than 18 degrees, twilight can last for the entire 24 hours. This occurs for one day at latitudes near 8°35’ from the Pole and extends up to several weeks the further toward the Pole one goes. This happens both near the North Pole and near the South Pole. The only permanent settlement to experience this condition is Alert, Nunavut, Canada, where it occurs from February 22–26, and again from October 15–19.

Twilight is important in Islam as it determines when certain universally obligatory prayers are to be recited. Morning twilight is when morning prayers ( Fajr) are done, while evening twilight is the time for evening prayers ( Isha prayer). Also during Ramadhan, the time for suhoor (morning meal before fasting) ends at morning twilight, while fasting ends after sunset. There is also an important discussion in Islamic jurisprudence between "true dawn" and " false dawn". In Arctic and Antarctic latitudes in wintertime, the polar night only rarely produces complete darkness for 24 hours each day. This can occur only at locations within 5.5 degrees of latitude of the Pole, and there only on dates close to the winter solstice. At all other latitudes and dates, the polar night includes a daily period of twilight, when the Sun is not far below the horizon. Around winter solstice, when the solar declination changes slowly, complete darkness lasts several weeks at the Pole itself, e.g., from May 11 to July 31 at Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. [a] North Pole has the experience of this from November 13 to January 29.

Twilight is sacred in Hinduism. It is called गोधूळिवेळ gōdhūḷivēḷ in Sanskrit or गोधूलिवेला godhūlivelā in Hindi, గొధూళివేళ "godhoolivela" in Telugu, literally "cow dust time". Many rituals, including Sandhyavandanam and Puja, are performed at twilight hour. Eating of food is not advised during this time. Sometimes it is referred to as Asurasandhya vela. It is believed that Asuras are active during these hours. One of the avatars of Lord Vishnu, Narasimha, is closely associated with the twilight period. According to Hindu scriptures, a daemonic king, Hiranakashipa, performed penance and obtained a boon from Brahma that he could not be killed during day or night, neither by human nor animal, neither inside his house nor outside. Lord Vishnu appeared in a half-man half-lion form (neither human nor animal), ended the life of Hiranakashipa sitting on the doorstep (neither inside nor outside) during twilight (neither day nor night). [19] Islam edit

Astronomical twilight from nautical dusk to nautical dawn: Hulun Buir, Erdenet, Nur-Sultan, Samara, Kyiv, Minsk, Alytus, Warsaw, Košice, Paris, Dublin, Zwettl, Prague, Stanley (Falkland Islands), Berlin, Hamburg, Luxembourg City, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Cardiff, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Unalaska, Bellingham (largest in the continental USA), Rio Gallegos, and Punta Arenas. Lawmakers have enshrined the concept of civil twilight. Such statutes typically use a fixed period after sunset or before sunrise (most commonly 20–30 minutes), rather than how many degrees the Sun is below the horizon. Examples include when drivers of automobiles must turn on their headlights (called lighting-up time in the UK), when hunting is restricted, or when the crime of burglary is to be treated as nighttime burglary, which carries stiffer penalties in some jurisdictions. His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre.” —George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones Yet Richardson even mentions this Silky in the 1840s. He describes her as “a sprite” and discusses how she made it impossible for Chirton’s owners to find tenants. It’s not clear how, though he does mention “unearthly noises” (1846: 181). While there would be crossover between a haunting and a noisy fairy, it’s interesting that the two authors present the same figure in two different ways. Indeed, these unearthly noises at Chirton sound a lot like the unexplained noises at East Denton Hall.

In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland. This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended.” — Library Journal Egeanin’s head jerked, and for a moment he thought she would ignore his question. “Talk from Renna, I’ll wager,” she said, with a dismissive gesture. “Some sul’dam talk about that nonsense to frighten recalcitrant damane when they’re new-leashed, but nobody’s done it in, oh, six or seven hundred years. Not many, anyway, and people who can’t control their property without … mutilation … are sei’mosiev to start.” Her mouth twisted in loathing, though whether for mutilation or sei’mosiev was unclear. By the end of the year Saturn is deeply mired in the horizon mirk by the end of civil twilight, just about signalling the end of its 2021 apparition.Major cities that near astronomical twilight from nautical dusk to nautical dawn: Khabarovsk (48°29'0"N), Dnipro (48°27'0"N), Victoria (48°25'42"N), Saguenay (48°25′0"N), Brest (48°23′26"N), Thunder Bay (48°22′56″N), Vienna (48°12′30″N), Bratislava (48°8′38″N), Munich (48°8'0"N), Seattle (47°36’35"N) Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared-even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies.

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