posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 05:09 PM
Umm sunset and sunrise is constantly changing across the entire year... its never at a set time. Its why we have things like the Equinox where you
have equal periods of day and night... the rest of the year is either more night or more daylight (and vice versa). Not to mention your location also
determines the times of sunset/rise.
Also dont forget that Air can act as a lens so with the right atmospheric conditions the sun can be set, but still be visible above the horizon.
Here in NZ at the mo the sun doesnt set in my area until around 9pm, and a few days back thanks to heavy clouds we had dusk like light right up to
10pm. I think we've passed the Summer solstice a week back so for us the Sunsets gonna get early and earlier till we hit our winter extreme of about
I can see if some one not knowing this could suddenly a few weeks from now looked up and go 'odd suns set alot earlier tonight' since unless your
constantly looking at the sunset/rise you could easily not notice it getting earlier until some times passed at which point it would dawn on you as
looking strange, since you didnt notice the inbetween. As a human I think its something we naturally ignore, its when we look at it fragmented and
attached to your own 'time keeping' system from time to time that it can feel odd or out of whack.
Wow, sunset at 4:40... scarey thought
I used to get home from school around that time as a kid (which here even in winter was still pretty
bright), the thought of walking home in the half light of dusk would have me poopin bricks now days
edit on 12-12-2012 by BigfootNZ
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