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Is that really true?
D'you know, it's funny you should mention that - I had a dream the other night about going out running with my friends in the evening and it was all lovely and light.
Simon...........i need more information than that.............I have always believed in the 21st (without knowing why)..............so why will the nights start getting lighter from today.................
not that it makes a lot of difference to me as I injured but more daylight would be nice
I feel all educated
glad someone else has pointed this out.
I've had arguments about this in the past, and some people just won't believe it. It's something to do with the assymetric orbit of the earth around the sun. It does vary from year to year, but generally the sunset starts to get later a few days before 21st Dec, but sunrise is still getting later until a few days after 21st Dec - often around New Year's Day
yep, i've noticed this too. once the clocks go back it is dark when leaving work. but by first week in feb it is no longer completely dark when i leave work.
but i still can't get up in the mornings!
Just checked BBC weather - sunset appears to start getting later from Saturday onwards in Sheffield - the 20th.
London appears to have this from Friday, and yep, in Birmingham it starts from tomorrow (so yes, after today!).
Obviously there's slight variation around the country, but yes, it's right.
And yes, sunrise continues to get later for a while...
(Right - stop pratting about now Lady P - back to your w*rk, girl! )
Trivia ~ #5
In Kigali (Rwanda), just South of the Equator, they're having their longest day - all 12hrs 14mins of it ! Their longest days are only about 30 mins longer than their shortest days. Makes predicting sunrise/ sunset a bit easier