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MY Favorite Day of the Year.
Days start to get Longer.
As I do most years I give YOU, in peace,
‘Dona Nobis Pacem‘ (Grant us peace)
for the Winter Solstice.
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That was quite the sunset on what was a monumental day. First saw it through the window. Got in the car & drove about .75-mile to a slight rise to get these pictures.
It sure looked like nature was celebrating Biden’s victory.
search: ‘sunset’ & ‘Biden’.
I have been a HUGE fan of ‘timeanddate‘ for years — as long as I can remember. I rely on them extensively. They, like Wikipedia, is one of my key ‘goto’ resources. I endorse them whenever I can because they do such a great job.
Yesterday, when I was looking for sunrise/sunset times for the 2020 Summer Solstice I happen to see this NEW ‘Night Sky’ feature — supposedly still in beta. I gave it a quick spin. I didn’t have much time. Ditto again, just now. Again gave it a very quick spin. Looks GREAT. I know that they will NOT disappoint. A very competent & thorough outfit. I am thrilled. I will happily go to them for my night sky. I am excited. Thank YOU, ‘timeanddate’. Keep up the good work.
2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.
We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.
Sunrise & sunset times are NOT in (& never are) in lock-step. So, we don’t get the earliest sunrise coupled with the latest sunset on the Summer Solstice.
This year the earliest sunrises, at 5:05am, are happening right now — and will be done on June 18. Sunsets, however, continue to be later. Which is how we still managed to get the longest day on the Solstice. But, we are now talking in SECONDS.