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October 31st, 2004

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02:00 am - Each day a little bit shorter ...
Today (Sunday 31st, that is) marks the end of Summer Time around here.
Yesterday, sunrise was at 8:18am and sunset at 5:40pm.
Today, sunrise will be at 7:20am, and sunset at 4:38pm, which will be the earliest sunset that I have experienced.
By Dec 20th, sunrise will be at 8:45am, and sunset at 3:41pm - just under 7 hours of potential daylight, and then there's the weather playing its part.

A long way from mid-June, with sunrise at 4:28am and sunset at 10:06pm (and twilight for quite a while afterwards ... ).
Most of the time, it doesn't feel so dramatically different living here compared to Australia, but I suspect the next few months will feel very different indeed.
Current Mood: calmcalm

(4 touches | En garde !)


Date:October 30th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
For once I am really looking forward to turning the clocks back an hour. This year I find it much harder to get up in the morning when it's so dark. The end of our Daylight Savings Time doesn't take place until next weekend. I wonder why it's offset a week from Britain? I wonder why we still do it?
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Date:October 31st, 2004 04:10 am (UTC)
Do tell if the short, short days begin to alter your diet. I figure food such as porridge and haggis is associated with Scotland for a reason.
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Date:October 31st, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to the first day in weeks where I start work AFTER sunrise!!
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Date:November 1st, 2004 01:48 am (UTC)
Embrace the Dark Side!

I see on the Beeb that some MP wants to introduce a Bill to keep the UK moved one time zone to the right all year round, on Central European Time. So your midwinter sunrise could be 9:45.

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