Volume 6 Issue 2
September 1999


How Long Until Sundown?
Northeast Georgia Council

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Early sailors used this technique to estimate how long it would be until sunset. Hold your hands out at arms length so that your palms are facing you and your fingers are parallel to the horizon. Keeping your fingers close together, let the sun rest on your index finger. Each finger between the sun and the horizon equals about fifteen minutes.

Pinecone Weather Forecaster
Northeast Georgia Council

Did you know that pinecones can help you to forecast weather?

When the weather is going to be dry the cone will open so that seeds inside will be blown away. When it is going to be wet, the cone closes to stop seeds from getting wet. Hang a pinecone outside your window and see.

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