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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    Entering that time of year when you can get almost twilight conditions in the north under clear skies. Drawing curtains after 10pm, mornings light at 4.30am.. best time of year.

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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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  • Location: Chipping Norton, 220mts /720ft asl
  • Location: Chipping Norton, 220mts /720ft asl

    Songbirds and daylight now at 4:50am when my alarm goes off. Soon be solstice

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds

    We're getting close to when there is always a very faint glow on the northern horizon, and by around 1:30am that glow becomes noticeable even to people not looking for it. Then we get to the stage where you can report sunny weather before 5am in the morning.

    This was taken at around 4:50am in June 2010.. very nice. The sun is poking from above the clouds, not the horizon.

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  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and blisteringly hot
  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL

    I've been in the Scottish Highlands as far as Inverness travelling through the night, and the "Simmer Dim" around the solstice can be a little disconcerting if you've not experienced it.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    On 22/05/2016 at 22:32, damianslaw said:

    Entering that time of year when you can get almost twilight conditions in the north under clear skies. Drawing curtains after 10pm, mornings light at 4.30am.. best time of year.

    Just a nuisance to the majority.

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    On 22/05/2016 at 22:32, damianslaw said:

    Entering that time of year when you can get almost twilight conditions in the north under clear skies. Drawing curtains after 10pm, mornings light at 4.30am.. best time of year.

    Disagree strongly i'm afraid regarding the best time of the year,total waste of the best part of the day when sunrise is 4:30 am!!

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  • Location: Wrexham, North East Wales 80m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and thunderstorms
  • Location: Wrexham, North East Wales 80m asl

    For those of the short days/long nights persuasion, the longest day is just a tad over three weeks away.

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    Even with rubbish weather like today, the fact that it is still light at 9.30pm makes up for it.

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON
    6 minutes ago, Essex Easterly said:

    Nearly dark here and it's not even 9pm yet lol

    :doh:

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    Lerwick at 00;30am this morning..

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    The earliest sunrise is today so we are back down that slippery slope until December 29th!

     

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    3 minutes ago, hillbilly said:

    The earliest sunrise is today so we are back down that slippery slope until December 29th!

     

    At last,the return to actually seeing the the sunrise is on it's way!

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    6 minutes ago, hillbilly said:

    The earliest sunrise is today so we are back down that slippery slope until December 29th!

     

    But the latest sunset has yet to occur, and the decline is not noticeable at all until we are well into July. I think for most working-age adults we probably won't see the sun rising until September (assuming most people in the UK work a 9-5 routine which obviously doesn't apply to everyone).

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    1 hour ago, cheese said:

    But the latest sunset has yet to occur, and the decline is not noticeable at all until we are well into July. I think for most working-age adults we probably won't see the sun rising until September (assuming most people in the UK work a 9-5 routine which obviously doesn't apply to everyone).

    i think most people these days do not do a 9-5 job,times have changed over the last 10 to 15 years,many have very early starts as they work for small companies where the working day is not fixed by the old routines of set hours. 

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Yes another week yet before evenings begin the slow change,just a shame it is about to go the wrong way and summer has yet to materialise !

     

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  • Location: Devínska Nová Ves, Bratislava (160m)
  • Location: Devínska Nová Ves, Bratislava (160m)

    Very noticeable twilight in Glasgow this weekend. The whole sky still blue at 1:30am.

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  • Location: Andover, Hampshire
  • Location: Andover, Hampshire

    well here we are, ready to start the long journey back into darkness.

     

    Roll on winter so we can have some nice settled warm weather.

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield

    You can certainly tell the later sunrise now,not really light now till 5am. The speed of change is very apparent.

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON
    On 19/07/2016 at 10:04, markyo said:

    You can certainly tell the later sunrise now,not really light now till 5am. The speed of change is very apparent.

     No longer light until ten:( half nine now and it's dark:( Best thing about summer is the extra evening daylight.

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  • Location: Chipping Norton, 220mts /720ft asl
  • Location: Chipping Norton, 220mts /720ft asl
    On ‎19‎/‎07‎/‎2016 at 10:04, markyo said:

    You can certainly tell the later sunrise now,not really light now till 5am. The speed of change is very apparent.

    Agreed, I'm up at 5am. Kitchen lights on now !!

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield

    Really starting to notice now,much much nicer not having that daylight so early in the mornings,

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    1 minute ago, markyo said:

    Really starting to notice now,much much nicer not having that daylight so early in the mornings,

    Yup, not long until I'll be able to go home at the end of a night shift and it's still dark :)

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