12-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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Yes, that is an odd thread title, especially with another holiday coming up in a few days.

However for those of us living in the northern latitudes today marks the end of the journey of the days getting shorter and shorter, with the return of a little bit more sunshine coming every day. It won't be too long before the dreary skies start to disappear and the skies start to turn sunny slowly warming us up for another summer.

BTW, for those who have never lived too far away from the tropical lines of earth, usable daylight in Chicago on Dec 21 is roughly 9 hours, and on June 21 it is roughly 16 hours. I cannot imagine what days are like for those living even further north.

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 12-21-2013, 10:43 AM
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Enjoy the solstice, Doug, and everyone else!

Doug, some days in the winter when it is raining, we have almost no daylight and in the summer months, well, the day starts at 4:30am until 11pm! Biggrin

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 12-21-2013, 11:20 AM
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Today at 5:11 CST watch the sunset go down with someone you love.

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 12-21-2013, 11:33 AM
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(12-21-2013, 11:20 AM)Howler Wrote: Today at 5:11 CST watch the sunset go down with someone you love.
Cheers

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 12-21-2013, 12:00 PM
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Sunset here is at 4:23pm today, making for a 9 hour and 7 minute day.

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 12-21-2013, 02:13 PM
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Ironic..since today's temperature rose to 73F and the possibility of severe storms tonight. Our historic average high for today is 46F. I actually wore shorts and a t-shirt to the store today. Crazy weather.Rolleyes

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 12-21-2013, 03:42 PM
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(12-21-2013, 11:20 AM)Howler Wrote: Today at 5:11 CST watch the sunset go down with someone you love.

I would do so if I could see the sun; but it is very grey, with low overcast and steady drizzle here. Dreary weather.

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