Summer Solstice

Although we are still a week away from the summer solstice, the sunrise times have already gotten as early as they are going to go.  We will still gain a few minutes of daylight in the evening.  With only these very subtle differences, most people if you’re not timing the sunrises and sets with your watch, will not notice any difference to the amount of daylight we are receiving until after Independence day on July 4.  After that, the morning sunrise times will start getting later much faster than the evening sunsets get earlier because of the Earth’s position in its orbit around the Sun.  If you want to understand more about this, just do a search for the Equation of Time online.

Daryl Ritchison

 

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