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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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45 minutes ago, March said:

[Sean Bean voice] Winter is coming.... [/Sean Bean voice]

:D

We look forward to 12C by day, 8C by night and a howling SW'ly...........not!

But you can almost sense it from here can't you lol.

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We start to see a notable decrease in daylight from now until the clocks go back, roughly 2 minutes am and pm each day, the gradient of loss being its steepest through September and October.

Clear skies still allow sufficient light up until 8pm, but its a loosing battle from now on, and a sunny evening by the end of September quickly descends into a dark one by 7.30pm, conversely a wet evening can see street lights turned on by 7pm in as little as a couple of weeks time.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, damianslaw said:

We start to see a notable decrease in daylight from now until the clocks go back, roughly 2 minutes am and pm each day, the gradient of loss being its steepest through September and October.

Clear skies still allow sufficient light up until 8pm, but its a loosing battle from now on, and a sunny evening by the end of September quickly descends into a dark one by 7.30pm, conversely a wet evening can see street lights turned on by 7pm in as little as a couple of weeks time.

 

 

Winter's comin' :D 

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12 hours ago, damianslaw said:

We start to see a notable decrease in daylight from now until the clocks go back, roughly 2 minutes am and pm each day, the gradient of loss being its steepest through September and October.

Clear skies still allow sufficient light up until 8pm, but its a loosing battle from now on, and a sunny evening by the end of September quickly descends into a dark one by 7.30pm, conversely a wet evening can see street lights turned on by 7pm in as little as a couple of weeks time.

 

 

Yes the rate of change in daylight hour is at its max just either side of the  equinoxes.

http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/uk/london

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On 10/09/2016 at 19:54, lassie23 said:

7.45pm and dark

It's 8pm and almost totally dark here, even with perfectly clear skies. I went abroad for nearly a week and in that time we've lost nearly half an hour of daylight, was a bit of a shock being back today. We're really on the slide now.

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Alas Winter is coming and the dark nights will be upon us soon. Of Course the clocks go back less than 2 months before the shortest day, but we wait 3 months to move them forward?!!! North America doesn't wait!

The debate for years has been about moving the clocks permanently but this is understandably controversial because it is so dark in December & Janaury. However, we could just bring them forward a little sooner.  A small change like this would be a boost for many as it really would feel like Winter has ended early. It'll make the evening rush hour in March safer too for the majority.

There is a petition called bring March into the light. The proposal is to put the clocks forward at the end of Feb or start of March instead of the end of March. 

If you agree please sign the petition & share it with others!! Thank you!

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/166900

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