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Winter Turns The Corner In New Hampshire TODAY, January 7, 2018 — Sunrise FINALLY Getting Earlier.

by Anura Guruge

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That we had the 2017 Winter Solstice on December 21 did NOT mean that sunrise started to get earlier — and sunsets later.

At our latitudes sunrise getting earlier and sunset getting later is NOT symmetric.

Following the Solstice (as the bottom chart shows) sunsets got later, BUT the sunrises kept getting later! It was the later sunsets that made sure that the days got, just, shorter.

But, as of TODAY, January 7, 2018 all that changes.

Sunrises get earlier … and earlier. Within 15 days, sunrise will be a full 7-minutes earlier. The days would be 25 minutes longer. Yes, 25-minutes longer.


We are turning the corner and next week will be warm.

Another picture of the January 6, 2018 sunset.

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by Anura Guruge

Last Sunset Of 2017 In New Hampshire — Next Will Be In 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Kind of sad. Another year bites the dust — and what have I got to show for it, other than being an year older? YIKES!

The second picture was taken at 4:14pm. Sunset for December 31, 2017, in this neck of the woods, was slated for 4:20pm. So, 6 minutes ahead. While evenings are getting longer, mornings continue to be earlier and earlier despite this being a full 10-days after the Winter Solstice. But, thanks to the longer evenings days are LONGER! Mornings turn the corner on January 8, 2018.

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by Anura Guruge

Today, December 12, Shortest Evening Of 2017 In New Hampshire — Evenings Get Longer From Then ….

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’.

Yes, today, December 12th will be the earliest sunset of 2017 — in New Hampshire.

NOT the shortest day. That is the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Still 9-days to go.

But, today is the shortest evening.

There is a difference.

Sunrise and Sunset times, leading up to the Solstice, are NOT ‘symmetrical’.

Sunrise still continues to get later and later till the 21st. Then they reverse.

Check the annotated table above.

We only have 3 minutes MORE, in total, to lose. Wow.

So, rejoice. The END of these depressing early evenings.

By Christmas evenings will be a full 5-minutes later. WOW.

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by Anura Guruge