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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

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

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

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Current mainland differences are John O'Groats sunset at 21.06 and Exeter sunset at 20.39, here in Manchester we're losing 4 minutes of daylight everyday right up to the Equinox when the loss of daylight tends to level-out again up to winter solstice.

 

Sept/Oct for me tends to be the more interesting months weather-wise due to the autumnal 'explosion' in colors and the increased chance of severe gales due to ex-TS systems making their way close to our shores. Katia being the more notable of these back in 2011.

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Because of my geographical position with regard to time zones..mornings have a bias towards late sunrises and evening to late sunsets..at the moment the sun rise at 06.20 but sets at 21.06..so have dark mornings and light evenings.

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As humans we will always get bored of the weather near the end of each season. At the start of this summer (when it got warmer) we were pleased with not having to use heating and not having to wear lots of layers, but know we are on the more miserable side of summer we are anticipating the cold seasons that will give us a fresher crisper atmosphere and make us feel cozy at home. These possessives will soon be overlooked though when your fingers feel like they are falling of and the dreaded commutes come along.

But still we will never get bored of the changing seasons.

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As humans we will always get bored of the weather near the end of each season. At the start of this summer (when it got warmer) we were pleased with not having to use heating and not having to wear lots of layers, but know we are on the more miserable side of summer we are anticipating the cold seasons that will give us a fresher crisper atmosphere and make us feel cozy at home. These possessives will soon be overlooked though when your fingers feel like they are falling of and the dreaded commutes come along.

But still we will never get bored of the changing seasons.

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This is certainly true for me.

 

At the end of March I could not wait for warmer weather!

 

By the end of last month, after having struggled to sleep due to the heat for two weeks the end of March seemed blissful again!

 

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Definitely by late Jan I'm sick to death of winter. The increase in light is frustratingly slow... then comes Feb & March where temperatures are frustratingly slow in rising.

Of course going the other way you're dragging me kicking and screaming! Although by October that first chill is nice before the reality of the grim new situation becomes embedded by November...

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Personally I love the sun. In summer I have a bias towards the sunset being late because I enjoy sitting outside however in all other seasons I'd prefer early light because you can't sit out to enjoy the sun when its less than 10C.

As for the seasonal point I just love looking ahead. Its often said that I can tell you what it will do next week but not tomorrow as outside winter I tend to look forward.

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Comfy in my office even with windows open (23c) as it always stays warm in here until it goes properly cold out.

Home a different story of course. <19c this morning now just over 20c and falling. Hopefully doing dinner will warm it a little as I'm loathed to have to put the fire on yet!

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Sunrise/sunset times here:

Today (13th August) - 05:04 / 21:13

1 month (13th September) - 06:05 / 20:03

2 months (13th October) - 07:06 / 18:46

3 months (13th November) - 07:12 / 16:31

4 months (13th December) - 08:13 / 15:43

 

I set off for work at 5.30ish and its quite dark now, enough to put headlights on.

 

I thought sunrise was more like 5.50ish.

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Getting on towards 2 months since the summer solstice now. Sun getting increasingly lower in the sky.

 

Not really that noticeable in terms of the height on the sun in the sky yet though- we haven't even passed the mid point of August yet! Still plenty of time for hot weather to come.

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I set off for work at 5.30ish and its quite dark now, enough to put headlights on.

 

I thought sunrise was more like 5.50ish.

 

5.48am and 20.37pm here

 

5.39am and 20.42pm for Newcastle upon Tyne

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=1327

 

Sun now the same strength/concentration as late April- risk of burning in the sun is receding each day.

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I can tell roughly what time of year it is by using the chimney stacks and telegraph pole on our road as the sun sets by them!.Cant believe i just admitted that lol.

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The nights drawing in is probably a good thing for astronomers watching the Perseids Meteor shower, so they can see the meteors easier earlier in the evening.

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I can tell roughly what time of year it is by using the chimney stacks and telegraph pole on our road as the sun sets by them!.Cant believe i just admitted that lol.

 

I used to do the very same thing! Well, when I used to have a horizon I could actually see anyway...

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