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It's only the first week in May .. (vanity)
self, sky, universe ^ | May 5, 2012 | knarf

Posted on 05/05/2012 5:03:23 PM PDT by knarf

and it's 8PM eastern, and it's still daylight.

I don't remember getting the longer days until later in the month.
anyone?


TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Reference
KEYWORDS: daylight
Or am I just getting too old to remember yesterday ?
1 posted on 05/05/2012 5:03:28 PM PDT by knarf
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To: knarf

It’s that “super moon” thing.... :D


2 posted on 05/05/2012 5:04:45 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: knarf

Another unpredicted effect of GLOBAL WARMING!


3 posted on 05/05/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: knarf

The memory is said to be the second thing to go. I forgot what’s the first....


4 posted on 05/05/2012 5:10:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: knarf

Yea man, I’ve seen it too. It is getting darker later than it has all year long.

Weird.

I also noticed it gets darker earlier late in the year.

Obviously, it is a conspiracy.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 5:10:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: knarf

Have you moved recently? The sun rises and sets later as you move west within your timezone, and the number of hours of daylight increases as you go north. Her in Toronto the sun will set at 8:24pm today and we got 14 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 5:10:28 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: knarf

The last few years we went on daylight savings earliar then we used to, so we do get the longer days sooner.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: knarf

Increased solar viscosity.

The sunlight clings to the atmosphere better than it used to.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 5:10:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: knarf

It’s part of the Republican War On Women - this gives them more time to pound dirty clothes on rocks down at the creek.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 5:11:14 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: knarf
I don't remember getting the longer days until later in the month.

You've been getting longer days since late December, you just may not notice it as much.

10 posted on 05/05/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Keith in Iowa
"..and it's 8PM eastern"

Also wasn't it just a couple of years ago that ET New York went on Daylight savings time? So a couple of years ago it would have only been 7:00 p.m. ET.

11 posted on 05/05/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: DuncanWaring

LOL!


12 posted on 05/05/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: knarf

Weatherbug has sunrise and sunset times for your area. Our local sunset time is 7:37, and the suset time for the longest day is 8:04:31. But, yeah, I notice the later times, and I like it. Winter is so depressing. And cold.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 5:16:32 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Spunky

Huh?


14 posted on 05/05/2012 5:17:01 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: knarf

Crummy republicans scared the moon away.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: knarf

Does seem weird. Its cloudy outside, 8:17 PM EST, and I’m going out to get some more thing done BEFORE it gets dark. Maybe that supermoon is reflecting some extra light tonight.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: knarf

Unfortunately, all these years of adding the daylight savings times hours has really affected globul warming negatively.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 5:19:34 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: knarf
You're getting old "chief". The summer solstice is June 21.
That's the part I hate. As you get older time flies faster. I swear I was 30 last week.
18 posted on 05/05/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (Do politicians satisfy the literal definition of zombies?)
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To: Spunky

True, daylight savings time was moved, but from April to March, iirc, so I don’t think that’s the answer.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 5:21:36 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: knarf

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/supermoon_2012.html


20 posted on 05/05/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Spunky
The last few years we went on daylight savings earliar then we used to, so we do get the longer days sooner.

Which has helped our agriculture to become more productive.

21 posted on 05/05/2012 5:21:55 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: chiller

The problem is all the daylight we’ve saved over all these years. Now we have a daylight surplus. I warned them, but would they listen?


22 posted on 05/05/2012 5:23:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: DuncanWaring

LOL!!


23 posted on 05/05/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: knarf

They said it was going to rain today and it didn’t.

Something is wrong, terribly wrong.


24 posted on 05/05/2012 5:25:03 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Keith in Iowa; knarf

Keith, my posting here at #11 was meant for Knarf.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: knarf

It called the Sara Palin effect. Her being from Alaska and all you know. Not states are getting this extra sun light. Especially that close to D.C.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: Mears
"Huh!"

My posting at #11 was a continuation of my posting to Knarf, but I posted it to the wrong person. :-(

27 posted on 05/05/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: knarf

2012


28 posted on 05/05/2012 5:45:13 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: knarf
This happens every year around this time!

I was in Kentucky almost four weeks ago now and we were driving into the sun. It didn't set until after 8PM in Lexington. (The same thing happened last year on my spring trip to Keeneland.)

ML/NJ

29 posted on 05/05/2012 5:53:23 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: knarf

Bush’s Fault


30 posted on 05/05/2012 6:01:37 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: knarf

Sunrise/Sunset data for your town:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php


31 posted on 05/05/2012 6:03:54 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: knarf
Getting older too, but I remember yesterday.
All my troubles seemed so faaar away.
32 posted on 05/05/2012 6:04:05 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: knarf

The days will get longer until the summer solstice on June 21st. Then they get shorter.

This has been happening for, oh, billions of years probably.


33 posted on 05/05/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: knarf

If it sets your mind at ease, you can use the old Farmer’s Almanac and see the history of sunrise and sunset times back to 1970. It has been very consistent.

(use this, change your location and play with the dates)
http://www.almanac.com/astronomy/rise/TX/North%20Richland%20Hills/1970-05-05


34 posted on 05/05/2012 6:12:38 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: DuncanWaring

It’s part of the Republican War On Women - this gives them more time to pound dirty clothes on rocks down at the creek.


And they’d better be pregnant and barefoot when they’re doing the laundry.

And they’d better do it early so they can cut wood for the stove to cook dinner.

etc, etc, etc.....


35 posted on 05/05/2012 6:17:37 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Signalman
Or for every day of the year at once:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php

36 posted on 05/05/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio

Note that times given are Standard Time (add 1hr for daylight savings time)


37 posted on 05/05/2012 6:26:56 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Fresh Wind

You maka me laff.

God Bless these posts.

Still Smiling, Brian


38 posted on 05/05/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: knarf
it's 8PM eastern

well, for starters you posted at 8:03:23 pm. Get your facts straight if you want to be taken seriously. /s

39 posted on 05/05/2012 6:56:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: knarf
No, the reason is obvious.

The Sun God wants the opportunity to shine on the blessed Face of our Dear Leader Pharaoh Obama as long as possible each and every day until the people unite as one to give him another four years.

Once that occurs, the Sun God can rest knowing that Utopia will finally be within reach. In fact, the Unicorns in the White House Stables are so excited about the prospect that they are producing High Octane Farts to power the Brave New World that Pharaoh Obama has planned for us mere Mortals.

Unicorn High Octane Farts are only possible because the Unicorns only feed on Arugula grown in the Moochelle Obama Garden fertilized by Magic Pixie Dust that is only produced in the Bluest of the Blue States. The evil Red State Pixie Dust is only used in Fracking.

Oh the anticipation!

40 posted on 05/05/2012 7:09:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: knarf

The sun is not staying out longer than in the past. This is a leap year so it is a day later than most years, that will account for several seconds over last May 5


41 posted on 05/05/2012 7:09:27 PM PDT by Figment
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To: knarf

I feel like the sun has been rising earlier; I don’t remember the sun rising so early in April (I use weather.com’s sunrise schedule for some outdoor stuff that revolves first light).


42 posted on 05/05/2012 8:55:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Squawk 8888

The peak of late sunsets is around the summer solstice. And yes, “The sun rises and sets later as you move west within your timezone, and the number of hours of daylight increases as you go north.”

I live in the Boston area. My first trip to Toronto, admittedly near the summer solstice, wound up with sunlight past 9 pm I think. Because I was a bit further north and
definitely further west. I went to a Cle. Indians game with a friend and told him “it gets darker later here, I notice!”

Reverse when it comes to winter, etc. Check out a football game in December. A 4 pm start in Foxboro, MA—just about dark. A 4 pm start in Miami—still a lot of sunlight left.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 4:56:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: knarf
Just mentioned to another FReeper that as we get older, time speeds up and seasons compress. Summer no longer lasts "forever" as it did when I was in school. Makes the time all the more precious.

Welcome to "old age".

44 posted on 05/06/2012 5:32:40 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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