"The next morning, shortly after 9am, I checked my temps. WHAT?! This cant be right! No way!
Max outside temp was 91.8ºF
Min outside temp was 73ºF
The temp of the water in the jar (drum roll please) 44ºF. That's right 44º!."
Well, it's good to see that I wasn't hallucinating. This time.
So the theory is ... that somehow this thing is sucking cold air from the night sky? That doesn't make one lick of sense.
Someone feel free to explain?
I can think of only one other idea to test as a hypothesis.
The works of Viktor Schauberger might also explain how this "phenomenon" works.
Schauberger was a student of Nature who discovered some really neat things about water. He claimed water is "alive" like living plants.......and us. Makes sense being that both of the aforementioned biological beings are composed of mostly..............water.
I think of our world and how an ancient book describes how there was called into being a "firmament" which has the purpose of dividing "the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament"
Then, I think the nature of our existence - how we are largely composed of water. Also, how we breathe water - being that "atmosphere" is evaporated water. We are, quite literally, wet behind the ears. ;)
Schauberger discovered that water has a "desired temperature" of 39*F - called the anomaly point - at which it is at its densest.
Water does interesting things when exposed to sunlight as well as when hidden or shielded from sunlight.
It would be interesting to attempt to devise an experiment with this idea in mind.
My own thoughts which led me to Shauberger's work:
Water is electro-magnetically reactive. You can alter the path of a stream of water with a charged rod. I've proven both of these things to myself and they're commonly known in science.
Being involved with electricity, I want to understand.
If we're all wet............ Wet inside - being composed largely of water. Wet outside - living within a thin skin of water vapor which clings (somehow) to our planet's surface. We breathe it, we drink it, we bathe in it...........
Makes a truly curious mind begin to ask.........
A study of art shows that without both light and darkness - there is no coherent image. In other words, "color" appears on the boundary edge between dark and light. I also find it ironic that light and dark were divided just before this "firmament" was called into being to divide the "waters" which apparently have existed for all of time.
Perhaps we "exist" on the boundary between wet and dry? (Thinking in terms of energy only - with no "substance" being in existence.)
Anywho......there's my .02 in regards to the apparent temperature loss.