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Old 11-13-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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I was talking with people today and they were talking about the daylight time being shorter this time of year. One guy is at 40.92° N, one at 43.46° N, and one at 60.17° N. The 40.9 guy was saying that he preferred it like this, and the 43.5 guy said he hated it, but the 60.17 guy said "Hey 43.5 man you should be used to this." Then the 40.9 guy was like "what?" Then the 60.17 said, "43.5 guy and I should be used to this kind of change in seasons." Which got me thinking, how far north would you consider to be pretty far north? In my opinion, 43.5 and 60.17 should be completely different from each other compared to 43.5 and 40.9. Also the 40.9 and 43.5 locations are in North America, while the 60.17 location is in Europe. So yeah.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I would say that anywhere that gets 8 hours (1/3) of daylight or less on the winter solstice is far north.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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40 degrees or more.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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Wow Maine is further south than I thought. Brings into perspective a few things I suppose.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Anything north of 40 degrees north is considered northern by my judgement.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Salem OR is at 45th, within a couple of miles anyway.
Seattle WA is at 47.6 DegN. exactly 210 miles north of Salem.
There is about 20minutes less daylite true time in Seattle than Salem at winter's solstice. But because it is more likely to be overcast in Seattle, it will feel like 45-60 minutes of less daylight. SAD people should avoid the western and cloudier parts of the PNW.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Wow Maine is further south than I thought. Brings into perspective a few things I suppose.
haha yep, Maine "north" of western US-Canada border is a classic case of an optic illusion you see on the mercator maps, it was also a shock to me when i was a neophyte and discovered that fact for the first time
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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I was talking with people today and they were talking about the daylight time being shorter this time of year. One guy is at 40.92° N, one at 43.46° N, and one at 60.17° N. The 40.9 guy was saying that he preferred it like this, and the 43.5 guy said he hated it, but the 60.17 guy said "Hey 43.5 man you should be used to this." Then the 40.9 guy was like "what?" Then the 60.17 said, "43.5 guy and I should be used to this kind of change in seasons." Which got me thinking, how far north would you consider to be pretty far north? In my opinion, 43.5 and 60.17 should be completely different from each other compared to 43.5 and 40.9. Also the 40.9 and 43.5 locations are in North America, while the 60.17 location is in Europe. So yeah.
40.92 N: NYC?
43.46 N: Toronto?
60.17 N: Helsinki?

The climate itself determines how "north" the climate feels rather than its latitude. If I had to base it off of latitude, I'd say 40 N and further north is more "north" than "south" while 50 N and further north is truly "north".

But then you find that few people live in a northern latitude in Canada while many people do in Europe.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Syrmia, Northern Serbia, near 45 N
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I am officially on 44,98 N https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stara_Pazova

I wanna be on 45.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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I am officially on 44,98 N https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stara_Pazova

I wanna be on 45.
Do you live in the northern part of the city/town or the southern part?

EDIT: Sorry, the town doesn't seem to be big enough to extend to 45 N.
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