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Old 12-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile It's stay'in lighter later now

Just a reminder for everyone who enjoys an afternoon ride. Summer's coming. It's stay'in lighter later in the evening now.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the roads are still free of snow where I am so I hope to get the bike out next week when the temps are going to be in the upper 40's with no rain.

It's rare to ride a MC around here after Thanksgiving.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a reminder for everyone who enjoys an afternoon ride. Summer's coming. It's stay'in lighter later in the evening now.
Not until after the December solstice. Still have a few weeks to go.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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80 degrees here today. As I have said in other post we have 2 seasons. Very hot with gnats and not quite as hot without gnats. Dreading summer... Weatherman says cold snap coming soon with a low of a frigid 42, brrrrrrrrrrr. LOL
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Every day its been in the 50/60's its rained. One day last week we saw 67 degrees in PA, but it poured all day, tommorow 59 and rain all day.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, raining all day today and predicted to rain all day tomorrow.

December 21 st is the 'bewitching' day. Still too many days till spring though. lol
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not until after the December solstice. Still have a few weeks to go.
I didn't say we passed the shortest day, I just said it's staying lighter later now.
http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calenda...fo=1&back=Golf

Try a sunset calendar for your city.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not until after the December solstice. Still have a few weeks to go.
That is not actually correct. Today is not the shortest day of the year, but it is the earliest sunset for the northern hemisphere. There are anomalies in the earth's orbit around the sun. It is not round. What that actually means is that today is the earliest sunset. What happens in the next two weeks is that the sun starts to set about one minute later each day now. But the sun also rises two minutes later each day. So the day is shorter, but it gets darker later. The latest sunrise is about January 7th or so.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is not actually correct. Today is not the shortest day of the year, but it is the earliest sunset for the northern hemisphere. There are anomalies in the earth's orbit around the sun. It is not round. What that actually means is that today is the earliest sunset. What happens in the next two weeks is that the sun starts to set about one minute later each day now. But the sun also rises two minutes later each day. So the day is shorter, but it gets darker later. The latest sunrise is about January 7th or so.
That's interesting, didn't know that. Makes me happy though. I'm one of those seasonal affective disorder (mildly) folks that isn't happy with the early sunsets. I like lots of daylight.

Edit: It appears that you are correct about the earliest sunset, but if this link is accurate, a little fuzzy on the reason why . . .

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earliest...t-shortest-day
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That is not actually correct. Today is not the shortest day of the year, but it is the earliest sunset for the northern hemisphere. There are anomalies in the earth's orbit around the sun. It is not round. What that actually means is that today is the earliest sunset. What happens in the next two weeks is that the sun starts to set about one minute later each day now. But the sun also rises two minutes later each day. So the day is shorter, but it gets darker later. The latest sunrise is about January 7th or so.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Later part of December 20 or 21 then slowly the days start getting longer,course it's also the coldest time of year and usually the stormiest for us.Love it because of all the OT we get restoring power.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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jun 21---longest day of the year
dec 21--shortest day of the year
or there abouts
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That is not actually correct. Today is not the shortest day of the year, but it is the earliest sunset for the northern hemisphere. There are anomalies in the earth's orbit around the sun. It is not round. What that actually means is that today is the earliest sunset. What happens in the next two weeks is that the sun starts to set about one minute later each day now. But the sun also rises two minutes later each day. So the day is shorter, but it gets darker later. The latest sunrise is about January 7th or so.
Wow, I never learned THAT in earth science! Great info. Maybe I wont put the bike away for the winter LOL.
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