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As Of Today, December 13, 2020 — Evenings Are Getting Longer, Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


The ‘Shortest Day‘, i.,e, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 9-days away, i.e., December 21, 2020.

As of December 13, 2020, as you can see from above chart, evenings for us, in New Hampshire, are getting longer.

But that doesn’t mean days will start getting longer. Alas, it doesn’t. That only happens as of the Solstice. 9-days away — my FAVORITE DAY of the year.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later. You can also see that in the chart.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


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by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2019 Is Saturday, December 21 — 11:19 PM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Welcome Yule!

MY Favorite Day of the Year.

Days start to get Longer.

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 12, 2019!

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January.

Welcome Yule!


In the spirit of Revels I give YOU, in peace,
Dona Nobis Pacem‘ (Grant us peace)
for the Winter Solstice.


Related Posts:
Check Category ‘Holidays.
Search on ‘Solstice’.


by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2018 Is Friday, December 21 — 5:23 PM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



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Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else.


Welcome Yule!

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

As I had told you evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 17, 2018.

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January 18, 2019.

Welcome Yule!


Related Posts:
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by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2017 Is Thursday, December 21 — 11:28 AM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



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Base table from ‘timeanddate.com’ — where else.


Welcome Yule!

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

As I had told you evenings have ALREADY started to get longer — as of December 12, 2017.

It is sunrise that continues to be tardy.

Notice that sunrise does NOT get earlier following the Solstice!

If anything it continues to get later and later.

It is LATER SUNSETS that are making the daylight longer.

Sunrise does not start getting earlier until January 7, 2018.

Just for the record, compared to the 2016 Solstice, which was also on December 21, we have 3 extra seconds of DAYLIGHT. Wow. Rejoice.

Welcome Yule!


Related Posts:
++++ Check Category ‘Holidays’ for other related posts >>>>
>>>>
Search on ‘Solstice’ >>>>


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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Search ‘snow’.


by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire 2016 – 2017 Winter — Earliest Sunsets Are Here (Dec. 8), Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


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From “Time and Date” — click to access.

sunrisesunset


The ‘Shortest Day‘, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 2 weeks away.

But these, as you can see, are the EARLIEST Sunsets of the 2016 – 2017 winter.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


Related Posts:
>>>> 
Search on ‘solstice’ & ‘equinox’ for lots of other posts with tons of pictures & diagrams  —>>>

 


by Anura Guruge

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