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    cycling fanatic Ken Brown's Avatar
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    Sunset getting later (update)

    In early December we had a thread about the amount of daylight. At my latitude sunset is about a half hour later than it was in December, but sunrise is only about 5 minutes earlier. That is good news for the late afternoon ride. People in Oz and nearer the equator: disregard this thread.

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    I believe I mentioned one of my landmark dates in that last thread ... Jan 25th. That is our first day with a sunset after 5PM since Daylight Savings Time ended. I always look forward to that day.

    Then this year when I go to Florida right after that, barring problems, I will see a 6PM sunset on Jan 29th.
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    Actually, here in Oz, I've noticed the same phenomenon. Except the sunset has an eerie emerald green haze to it this time of year.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    When does daylight savings time start again anyway?
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    red bikes rule! divingbiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    When does daylight savings time start again anyway?
    March 9

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    Senior Member ken cummings's Avatar
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    Have fun at www.sunrisesunset.com Sun/Moon rise/set and other stuff, print it out month by month for any US location.
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    I actually do not like the earlier onset of DST. I get to ride around midday so when the time changes it will mean that my rides will be colder, for a while at least.

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    Heck even here in the land of SAD I have noticed a bit more light. My wife and I were driving at about 5:00 pm and it wasn't full dark yet. I'm still not feeling the positive effects that comes later in February.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Have to wait till easter before I am happy about the lighter evenings on my midweek rides. Thats when my Favourite cafe opens up till 7 pm so I can get a decent coffee and pie on those cool evening rides.
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