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Why not put the clocks forward by just half an hour at the end of march and just leave it at that,a half way house comprimise.

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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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Over winter it makes little difference whether its GMT or BST, but, during summer we would be much better off with double summertime, real waste of daylight at 5.30am.

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Over winter it makes little difference whether its GMT or BST, but, during summer we would be much better off with double summertime, real waste of daylight at 5.30am.

 

And it would be a waste at 11.30pm too. And annoying.

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It may be a waste to you but lots of others would like it ,even the farmers in Scotland.Not sure what is 'Annoying' about it ?

 

I don't know about you, but most people are in bed well before then most nights.

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Over winter it makes little difference whether its GMT or BST, but, during summer we would be much better off with double summertime, real waste of daylight at 5.30am.

 

Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work.

Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed a little longer and no I'm not a miserable old curmudgeon, I like a drink as much as the next man but I also have respect for my fellow man/neighbour.

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I don't know about you, but most people are in bed well before then most nights.

 Spent most my life going to bed between 11.30 and 12.00 and always loved the late daylight ,unfortunately  the last 4 years I am doing a job with a varied start averaging 05.00 but can be as early as 03.00 so I go to bed on average 9.30pm.I guess I am always harking back to my farming roots and always loved the long hot ,late summer days harvesting until late at night or into the early hours !

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Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work.

Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed a little longer and no I'm not a miserable old curmudgeon, I like a drink as much as the next man but I also have respect for my fellow man/neighbour.

 

Yes this is the factor that hasn't been mentioned much, anti-social behaviour would go through the roof if it was light much later in summer.

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Best months of the year now for daylight hours (November to January). Enjoy it while it lasts.

 

To be honest ive been oblivious to whats being going on outside while its been dark. For weather enthusiasts, the opportunity for actually observing and enjoying 'the weather' is sadly rather limited at this time of year. On a cold damp day in January the time to shut the curtains is welcomed by me but on a sparkling day like today the darkness came much too soon.

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Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work.

Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed a little longer and no I'm not a miserable old curmudgeon, I like a drink as much as the next man but I also have respect for my fellow man/neighbour.

totally agree and yes I am an early starter (used to have horses, ducks, chickens, sheep etc)

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We're more or less at the midway point between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. From here the decrease in daylight will start to slow down until we reach the winter solstice, where the cycle starts again, LOL. :)

 

Here in Manchester, there's only about an hour and a half of daylight left to lose - about 40 minutes in the evening. Not long now!

 

Only 6 weeks and a few days till the shortest day now

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We're more or less at the midway point between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. From here the decrease in daylight will start to slow down until we reach the winter solstice, where the cycle starts again, LOL. :)

 

Here in Manchester, there's only about an hour and a half of daylight left to lose - about 40 minutes in the evening. Not long now!

Samhain is actually almost this instance.

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Just 38 minutes and 5 weeks and 3 days until the sunset starts to get later!!

 

In fact in just over 3 weeks there will only be 5 minutes to lose before the evening turnaround !!

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We're more or less at the midway point between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. From here the decrease in daylight will start to slow down until we reach the winter solstice, where the cycle starts again, LOL. :)

 

Here in Manchester, there's only about an hour and a half of daylight left to lose - about 40 minutes in the evening. Not long now!

 

Which means another three months where the daylight hours are shorter than today. :D

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Which means another three months where the daylight hours are shorter than today. :D

I bet you are one to leave your curtains shut all day. Lol.

Is the sun and light really that bad to you? It all sounds very antisocial just wanting it dark all the time. Get outside, enjoy the outside activities. :)

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I bet you are one to leave your curtains shut all day. Lol.

Is the sun and light really that bad to you? It all sounds very antisocial just wanting it dark all the time. Get outside, enjoy the outside activities. :)

 

No, actually my blinds are up all day and I love going outside when it is dark, or when the cloudcover is so thick that it feels like the Sun hasn't actually risen properly. I love playing football in the depths of Winter, when it is dark, wet, and freezing, or going for a walk when the wind is blowing in your face under a thick sheet of fast-moving clouds. So I think I do get outside enough. There is nothing antisocial going on here :)

 

Light isn't bad for me at all. I enjoy the extremes (I like the days around the Summer solstice), but I enjoy the darker days far more. I think you just assume that everyone who likes the dark is a recluse who can't stand going outside.

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No, actually my blinds are up all day and I love going outside when it is dark, or when the cloudcover is so thick that it feels like the Sun hasn't actually risen properly. I love playing football in the depths of Winter, when it is dark, wet, and freezing, or going for a walk when the wind is blowing in your face under a thick sheet of fast-moving clouds. So I think I do get outside enough. There is nothing antisocial going on here :)

 

Light isn't bad for me at all. I enjoy the extremes (I like the days around the Summer solstice), but I enjoy the darker days far more. I think you just assume that everyone who likes the dark is a recluse who can't stand going outside.

True. I've always found that link (dark preference = antisocial) tenuous. How does the dark prevent someone socialising/being social?

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