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5 minutes ago, Thunderbolt_ said:

One thing that always amuses me is how those who look forward to the long days of summer during the winter months are seemingly "wishing their lives away" yet those who do the same in May and June are being "normal". Funny perception...

Sorry,don't get statement at all,its a season thing,surely we should enjoy each season as a individual event,enjoying what ever it brings.

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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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Saw a bit of sun for a minute this morning, which i've never done (not at this time of day anyway) on the days of the sol. We've only a second to loose in daylight hours between now and 4am tomorrow so the sun will rise in the same place, until gradually returning back on it's northerly inclination ready for the spring/summer months.

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16 hours ago, Thunderbolt_ said:

Well we've made a start! The sunset is at least back on the right side of 16:00 again, in Manchester.

The long journey to misery and hell begins,can't wait for that 4am sun to come bursting through to wake me up to another day of sore eyes and sneezing! Just love that time of year,much prefer it to a comfortable nights sleep and feeling well rested!

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I love to see the rising sun casting ever shorter shadows on the lawn as the days progress. Regardless of the actual weather conditions the changes in light levels are a welcome reminder that Spring is approaching.

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And the good news is that from here on in, mornings will be getting lighter too so the change finally happening 'both ways' now. Only one way from here and it's upwards! Mmmm I can smell that BBQ right now... :D

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I havent really noticed it yet, but I check my rubbish iphone weather app every few days and smile as the sunset time creeps later and later.

Still pitch black when I get up though:(

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Yes it's very striking today - still not really dark at 4:30!
If there is an advantage to a long spell of gloomy weather at this time of year, it's how much you notice the change when it's (almost) clear again.
Sunset here is still just before 4pm but that is 20 minutes later than most of December.
It actually goes behind a hill an hour before that for us, but sky is bright.

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4 minutes ago, Thunderbolt_ said:

Still Manchester has gained just over 30 minutes since the solstice and today was also the first day with at least 8 hours of daylight. As you said, it will gradually pick up now and before long spring will be upon us (and not a moment too soon either).

Amen to that.

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Loving these dark nights,really dreading the return to those long daylight hours. Have always hated the summer months with a passion,much harder to concentrate at work,sleeping so much more uncomfortable,this time of year is so much more refreshing and feels so much better. Will be looking forward to mid june when we turn the corner and start that long journey back to the best part of the year!!

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Sun setting half an hour later now 3 weeks after the winter solstice, set at 16:19 tonight but the mornings are still dark with sunrise at 8:30-ish this morning so only gained 7 mins in the mornings so far.  

This was the sky at 17:00 this evening.

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On 02/01/2016 at 10:34 PM, Costa Del Fal said:

 Mmmm I can smell that BBQ right now... :D

Until it dawns that this is the UK and said BBQ is likely to be held in torrential rain :rofl:

Not that torrential rain tends to stop people once they've decided to have a BBQ!

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