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3 minutes ago, Zak M said:

Nights and evenings will start to get lighter in 4 weeks. Thank the lord. Absolutely hate these dark evenings.

You're nae the only one, Zak -- I hate it! Oh, I wish it could could be summer, every dayyyy! :santa-emoji:

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Happens twice every year (March and September) near where I live, the sunsets between two trees. These two sunsets, 11 1/2 years apart March 2009 Last evening

Well guess what LG, some of us here suffer from SAD so I can't tell you how much that can affect your mood and how much better daylight can make you feel. Need I remind you how much you complain about

You think? We get these same stories and debates every single year but nothing ever changes.   Long live GMT!

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Earliest Sunset is on the early side this year 15:38 on the 11th here, so less than two weeks away.
It stays the same for six days after that mind and barely noticeable subtle change until about Christmas.
It is rather bizarre the mornings continue to get darker until New Year though.
By 12th night things start to slowly accelerate towards spring and through February things really motor away.

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6 minutes ago, 4wd said:

Earliest Sunset is on the early side this year 15:38 on the 11th here, so less than two weeks away.
It stays the same for six days after that mind and barely noticeable subtle change until about Christmas.
It is rather bizarre the mornings continue to get darker until New Year though.
By 12th night things start to slowly accelerate towards spring and through February things really motor away.

On the positive 3 weeks to go and we see evenings getting lighter , on the negative 6 weeks before mornings start to turn.

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On 28/11/2020 at 14:51, damianslaw said:

On the positive 3 weeks to go and we see evenings getting lighter , on the negative 6 weeks before mornings start to turn.

yep that's the real depressing stat ..i don't really care about evenings being dark..but i loathe dark mornings

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Firmly in the 'dark days before Christmas' as I call them. Those who don't like early sunsets, will rejoice in the fact we bottom out in 3 days time, at least in terms of loss of daylight in the evenings. From 12th we see no further drops in sunset times, and come the 21st we see increasing light. Something to be positive about at least.

In the very immediate, with lots of cloud forecast oh dear some very dark sunless days ahead with early dusks, barely any natural light. 

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Even though I prefer the longer days, the increase in daylight after the 21st of December won’t make any difference. It doesn’t start to feel noticeable until late February or early March, and even then, the mornings and evenings are still darkish. March for me is the September equivalent, where you really start to see the real change in season taking place, from the darker/lighter months.

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On 10/12/2020 at 18:37, Sunny76 said:

Even though I prefer the longer days, the increase in daylight after the 21st of December won’t make any difference. It doesn’t start to feel noticeable until late February or early March, and even then, the mornings and evenings are still darkish. March for me is the September equivalent, where you really start to see the real change in season taking place, from the darker/lighter months.

I agree - but at least we will have turned the corner into better days (hopefully!).  I always think mid-February is when I really start to notice the extra daylight.

 

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On 11/12/2020 at 09:03, Azazel said:

Only a few weeks until I start keeping an eye out for the first signs of spring!

One of the dafs in our garden is already a foot tall!

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4 hours ago, sarahng said:

I agree - but at least we will have turned the corner into better days (hopefully!).  I always think mid-February is when I really start to notice the extra daylight.

 

Mid February before you notice a change? If you work outdoors and take any notice you will find you will have 5 mins extra in an evening by xmas day and 10 mins by the end of the month,that is a noticeable difference to me!

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17 minutes ago, Zak M said:

Get in! It's only one minute but it's baby steps at least...

Bring on Spring and Summer!!

1 minute can change a Life. 

Well 2 if your on BGT. 

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Nice to have reached the worst part of the year for daylight, as although it's bleak right now, the only way is up - for the next 6 months at least anyway!

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48 minutes ago, markyo said:

A sad sad day.....the long trip back to early mornings waking up to blazing sunshine is on..not good☹️

Oh I love those gorgeous early sunny mornings, when the birds are singing and there is a wonderful smell on the air - of summer!  

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