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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 11:24:59 pm »

It's kind of complicated. This site explains it rather well:
https://abc7ny.com/winter-solstice-latest-sunrise-earliest-sunset-solar-time/8593291/

NYC had its earliest sunset on the 7th. Here in Denver, it's happening around 4:35 pm each day.


But is the total daylight shortest on the 21st?

Here the sunrises and sunsets change in counterintuitive ways, but the shortest day is still the 21st.



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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2020, 05:38:18 pm »
For quite some time, sunset here has been at 4:37 pm. You can set your watch by it.
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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2020, 10:39:25 am »
For quite some time, sunset here has been at 4:37 pm. You can set your watch by it.

4:33 here. This is the darkest week of the year.



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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2020, 11:05:52 am »
4:33 here. This is the darkest week of the year.

In more ways than one.  :(
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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2021, 01:54:32 pm »
At last! Sunset is past 5 pm here in these parts. And sunrise is at 7:18 am.

Also, we may be headed towards the "January thaw" that we sometimes have. This morning, it rained for a bit.
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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2021, 02:00:01 pm »
Yes, I've noticed that the darkness is coming later.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2021, 12:05:18 pm »
At last! Sunset is past 5 pm here in these parts. And sunrise is at 7:18 am.

According to my phone, sunset today is 5 p.m. sharp and sunrise tomorrow is 7:45.

So it's still pretty dark, but it's unusually warm. By which I don't mean literally warm. Daytime temperatures have been in the teens, 20s and 30s -- got up to about 40, maybe even over, a couple of days. If there's been any below zeros, they were at night. We've only had one or two days with single-digit highs.


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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2021, 04:31:58 pm »

Some surprise good news. TODAY is the earliest sunset of the season. Sunrises will continue getting later and later until the 21st. Thanks to Earl Mellor
 for the info.

Yay! We are about to start having evenings again, instead of early afternoon turning into night.
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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2021, 10:16:15 am »
Yup.  According to Google, the Winter Solstice is Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:59 a.m. EST.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Happy Longerdays!
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2021, 10:30:34 am »
Yup.  According to Google, the Winter Solstice is Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:59 a.m. EST.


One more day- I can do that ;D
For the last week I've been peeking towards the calendar, looking forward to Longerdays. Every time I think something along the lines of "What? It's already/still dark outside? - *'+%* >:("


Longerdays, followed by Christmas, sure is a ray of hope in dull winter days.

- and the sun has come out during the last minutes :laugh: I take it whenever I can.