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Old 10-02-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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Wow, it gets dark here at 7 o'clock still. What time does it get dark in the dead of winter? Or does it ever get light? I am scared a little. I might go through that SDD or something.
Don't worry, it's the same as it is everywhere else.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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For a comparison, the sunset is currently at 6:45pm in New Orleans.

Sunrise and sunset in New Orleans - Louisiana - U.S.A.

Whereas, Pittsburgh's sunset is currently at 7:01pm.

Sunrise and sunset in Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania - U.S.A.

Right NOW, it gets darker earlier in New Orleans.

I'm sure that changes in the winter as the earth tilts.

Sunset does come as early as 5pm in Pittsburgh, but that's not for the entire winter.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:41 PM
 
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Hopes,
Those two different sites you put up have two diffrent times for the sunset. The one I commented on has it getting dark at 5:30 on the 21st and teh other has it at 6. I wonder if the first one was done before they made the law that put back the time change?
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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For a comparison, the sunset is currently at 6:45pm in New Orleans.

Sunrise and sunset in New Orleans - Louisiana - U.S.A.

Whereas, Pittsburgh's sunset is currently at 7:01pm.

Sunrise and sunset in Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania - U.S.A.

Right NOW, it gets darker earlier in New Orleans.

I'm sure that changes in the winter as the earth tilts.

Sunset does come as early as 5pm in Pittsburgh, but that's not for the entire winter.
Well yeah, 4 or 5 pm during the winter, but that's not now. In the dead of winter maybe. Definately yes. *sigh*
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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Well yeah, 4 or 5 pm during the winter, but that's not now. In the dead of winter maybe. Definately yes. *sigh*
Its the same everywhere. Bush passed the law to put the time change back and I hope maybe that will preempt just not doing ot anymore. I would really like to have some daylight in the afternoons. It would make winter much more bearable
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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Its the same everywhere. Bush passed the law to put the time change back and I hope maybe that will preempt just not doing ot anymore. I would really like to have some daylight in the afternoons. It would make winter much more bearable
Daylight Savings Time is not being eliminated. The dates are just being changed (starting next year).

Daylight Saving Time - When do we change our clocks?

The difference is the time is changed a month earlier in the spring. The fall stays pretty much the same.

The changes won't really affect your afternoon daylight throughout the winter.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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Its the same everywhere. Bush passed the law to put the time change back and I hope maybe that will preempt just not doing ot anymore. I would really like to have some daylight in the afternoons. It would make winter much more bearable
Actually, even if the law was passed, it wouldn't mean that everywhere got dark at the same time. Places in the same time zone always get darker at different times because they are at different latitudes and therefore different angles from the sun. In the winter places further south get darker later than places in the north.

In Buffalo there are parts of the winter where it starts getting dark before 4 pm! Doesn't last for long though and it isn't totally dark by 4, but its still really fricken early. I like winter though
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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Daylight Savings Time is not being eliminated. The dates are just being changed (starting next year).

Daylight Saving Time - When do we change our clocks?

The difference is the time is changed a month earlier in the spring. The fall stays pretty much the same.

The changes won't really affect your afternoon daylight throughout the winter.
I know it isn't being eliminated. I said, I hope that this step is an indication it might one day be. I mean if Arizona can do it, why not the rest of us?

Actually, it is a week later in the fall. Why do the two pages you put up have the times different? The first says 5:30, the second 6:30.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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Try living on the very eastern edge of a time zone this far north. Late November through early February, it's PITCH-BLACK by 4:30.

I have a friend who lives in Regina. He says in late fall/early winter sunrise is at 9:30 and sunset is at 3:30. Now that would suck. The payoff is in summer, when sunset is 11:15 or so.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:03 PM
 
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Actually, even if the law was passed, it wouldn't mean that everywhere got dark at the same time. Places in the same time zone always get darker at different times because they are at different latitudes and therefore different angles from the sun. In the winter places further south get darker later than places in the north.

In Buffalo there are parts of the winter where it starts getting dark before 4 pm! Doesn't last for long though and it isn't totally dark by 4, but its still really fricken early. I like winter though
Gosh, am I just begging to be misinterpreted or what? I was saying I wanted it to get darker later. Nothing to do with getting closer together. What really matters is how far west you are in your time zone and how north you are. Texas is at the far west end of the central time zone and it gets dark much later there than here.
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