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Starting Today For The Next 276 Days Sun Will NOT Set In New Hampshire Before 5pm. Rejoice.

by Anura Guruge


And best of all it is NOT contingent of Hillary Clinton
losing next week’s New Hampshire Primary.

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From the ever excellent ‘timeanddate.com‘.

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It is putting the clocks back in Fall that messes us up.

Note that this means we have more than 10 hours of DAYLIGHT
for the next 9 months 2 days.

Also means Sun is up BEFORE 7am.

REJOICE.

This is why I tell you, every year, that it is the
Winter Solstice
that matters.

Summer is on its way.

 


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by Anura Guruge


Winter Solstice And Shortest Day In New Hampshire For 2013 Still 13 Days Away, But Earliest Sunsets Right Now …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
>> Winter Solstice — Dec. 20, 2012.
>> Summer Solstice — June 20, 2013.
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The shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, MY favorite day of the year (since it heralds the coming of Summer), is on December 21, 2013.

But, the rate at which sunrise and sunset varies, from day to day, going towards the Solstice and coming out of it isn’t symmetrical.

So, right now we are in THE period of the EARLIEST sunsets. That doesn’t mean that these are the SHORTEST days because sunrise happens ‘earlier’.

So in terms of daylight hours we still have 13 days to go before we see the shortest day.

But, for those that don’t see sunrise (in the winter) these are the shortest days because the sunset is earlier.

I know, this is kind of obtuse. Not immediately obvious. Though I understand it, each year around this time, I still have to stop and think about it to make sure it is clear in my mind.

The following tables will explain. Study them.
The top two are from our U.S. Naval Observatory.
Third is from ‘Time & Date‘ an excellent resource.

In the mid-1990s before I went on my own I worked for a couple of years, as the ‘Lead Consultant‘ at Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN) — THE place where some of  ‘the Internet‘ was invented, and NO, Al Gore never worked at BBN. Amazing place. I have never seen, not even at Cisco, IBM, Northern Telecom, just a inescapable concentration of raw, vivid intelligence. I used to be in awe. I always felt that I was the ‘Token Dummy‘ they had hired — and I had this exalted title! But, I repaid them in my own little way. In my first year there I got about 20 articles, with the BBN tagline, printed in trade journals. They loved that. Plus I was sure that I was the only uncircumcised person (thank God) on the whole campus — separated by the railway tracks leading to North Station in Boston. So, I also felt that I was the ‘Token Gentile‘ — and I wasn’t even a Gentile! There was a genius there who tracked sunset and sunrise for Boston and sent us e-mails reminding us of the various flavors of ‘shortest days’. I still get these e-mails from him … which is what reminded me to go check the times for New Hampshire. BBN was a great place.

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Hours of Day in December in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Sunrise & Sunset Times in December for Concord, New Hampshire.

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This weeks Sunrise and Sunset times for Concord, New Hampshire in detail just to understand the variations.

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And to end, lets all ENJOY ‘Sunrise Sunset’ from ‘Fiddler on the Roof‘ … one of my favorite musicals.

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Click to access the YouTube video … ENJOY.