shop news: spring shipping special …!

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Tinder is having a *Spring Shipping Special*!

Flat Rate for All Orders!

CANADA: $10
USA: $15

For a limited time only! Visit the SHOP here!

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shop news: attention shoppers … sale ends ‘leap day’!

Tinder’s Midwinter Sale ends on Leap Day … aka tomorrow …!

A bonus sale day for our kind visitors, cheers!

‘Polar Bear Leaping’ via National Geographic’s Arctic Climate Change Photo Gallery

full snow moon illumination

‘The full moon illuminates snow covered trees. Inspite of the bright moon, the aurora shows up nicely in the clear sky. This is rare, however, as the slightest moonlit haze will obscure aurora. Note how much brighter (and blue rather than black) the sky is compared to the other images.’ Photo with description via the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks … more on the Full Snow Moon

welcome 2012: eyes north for peaking lights

The Northern Lights reach a zenith in 2012, as we enter this latest, and unusually strong, astronomical era of Solar Maximum. So, Aurora Borealis will be more brilliant and intense, more frequent, more vibrant and dramatic than any time in the last decade -— maybe even the last century … NASA scientists have predicted that this current Solar Maximum in 2012 will be the greatest since 1958, where the aurora stunned the people of Mexico by making an appearance on three occasions.

*Yellowknife, NWT, is a hotspot at 62 degrees latitude, since 62 degrees just happens to be directly under a dominant magnetic line of the earth’s magnetic field. Plus, Yellowknife’s night skies are usually clear, with no clouds impeding the spectacular view.

By all accounts, keep your eyes peeled on clear nights no matter the latitude, especially those farther south, for this may be your lucky year!

*UPDATE: Everybody can see the magnificent Aurora Borealis live from Yellowknife {after dusk local time} via this CSA page!

Photo, info courtesy of the Canadian Tourism Commission.

shipping news: xmas xpress delivery date 21 DEC!

The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver is considered by aviation historians to be the classic Canadian bush plane, “the airplane that opened the North,”. “To this day, many of these legendary planes can still be seen in remote skies around the world,”. The Canadian Engineering Centennial Board named the DHC-2 one of the Top 10 Canadian engineering achievements of the 20th century. In all, 1,657 Beavers were built by the time de Havilland ended production in 1967 — a record for a plane manufactured in Canada. Please visit and support this original historic site, the de Havilland Canadian Air & Space Museum, before it’s too late!

Photo and intriguing article via CBC: A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, most likely the original CF-FHB, on skis in the snow of Ootsa Lake, B.C., in the winter of 1951-52. The three men on the left are unidentified. The fourth man on the right is Frederic Rowland. (Rowland family photo)

*21 DEC: Tinder’s last shipping date for Xmas, in Canada, via Xpresspost {a new option via our upgraded webshop}! Orders must be in by 12 noon!*

Thanks for visiting Tinder & Seasons Greetings all …!