Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Continuing Diminution of Daylight

The sun is rising 80 minutes minutes later, and setting 86 minutes earlier, than it did when the days were endless. That's two-and-three-quarters hours difference. Already. And rises a good 30 degrees (three-fists-at-arm's-length) to the south along the horizon from where I marked the spot at the end of June.

Begin civil twilight 6:02 a.m.
Sunrise 6:34 a.m.
Sunset 7:52 p.m.
End civil twilight 8:24 p.m.
June 22:
Begin civil twilight 4:33 a.m.
Sunrise 5:14 a.m.
Sunset 9:18 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:59 p.m.

Best not to think about it.

1 comment:

Sky said...

and what will december be like? i am already missing those late evenings in the garden when we could see what we were doing instead of guessing like we are now, hoping to finish a chore!

we had planned a trip last week - east or west, we didn't care. but sciatica has kept me close to home! :((