Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Losing Daylight



With the start of fall, we now have just slightly over 12 hours of daylight. (Even though equinox means equal day & equal night, since the earth is not a perfect circle, not all areas have exactly 12 hours of each on the first day of fall.)

In a few days, we will drop below 12 full hours of daylight as we continue to lose about 2-3 minutes of daylight each day.

Since the start of summer, roughly three hours of daylight has been lost.  We will lose another 3 hours of daylight between now and the start of winter on December 21. 

That will be the bottoming out of the daylight drop.  Once we pass December 21, we will begin to add daylight each day as we get closer to spring.