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Nights are Now Longer than the Days

28 Sep 2017, 4:48 pm

Now, a good portion of you weather savvy people probably just yelled at you computer– making sure I know that this actually happened last week during the equinox.

It actually happens at the start of fall.

So Why the Article Now?

Glad you asked.

It actually takes our bodies about 5 days to notice the difference!

Crazy, right? That means that on your commute home this week, you’ve probably been thinking– ‘It just seems a bit darker lately?’

Because so many of you live in such vastly different locations, I’m going to keep this as simple as possible.

The average sunrise is somewhere around 7am and the average sunset a mere 11 hours and 55 minutes later.
Want to know your own sunrise and sunset times? Try clicking here.

It Gets Worse

We are losing a couple minutes of daylight each day right now. By December 21st, the average day length will be about 9 hours and 20 minutes!

A Silver Lining

The good news is that winter is on the way! Shorter days mean cooler temperatures, and more snow!
As we lose the heat from the sun, temperatures take a dive. It’s a lagging response, so those bitter winter days don’t typically set in until January.

So put on the layers and get that festive latte, cooler days are still to come.

For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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