March 7, 2020

Sunrise, 6:30 a.m.

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Actual sunrise time, 6:24. It will be much later tomorrow, with Daylight Savings beginning tonight. Having awoken before 4 the last few mornings, I am ready for the clock to spring forward to where I already am.

24 comments:

tim in vermont said...

Nice one.

stevew said...

I've been waking earlier lately, and so have the birds. Clock changing is an annoyance but that's more about the required act of changing the clocks. I do appreciate the later sunrise, don't care about the later sunset.

Lovely photo.

hawkeyedjb said...

Here in Arizona, we do not bother ourselves with clock-changing. Now our temporal relationship with the rest of the country has changed again, and we have to remember what time that 9AM call with the east coast client will take place...

tim in vermont said...
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Ann Althouse said...

We're in the part of the year when day and night are balanced. It's already almost 12 hours between sunrise and sunset — and of course the light begins before the actual sunrise time and lasts after the sunset time. It's still winter, and it was a bit cold this morning, but the light is now completely spring.

I think the seasons are wrongly divided. They shouldn't begin with an equinox/solstice, but should have the equinox/solstice put right in the middle. That would correspond to how I feel about the seasons: It's about light, not temperature. Winter should have the solstice as its center and should end by mid-February and so forth.

RBE said...

One of my favorite pictures in this collection.

Hagar said...

We are all the descendants of slaves and slaveholders. It is only a question of where and how long ago.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, thanks for the reminder. I might have forgotten. It’s a serious pain in the butt to reset the timers on some of our kitchen appliances. Glad we only do it twice a year.

AllenS said...

In the Biden household, I don't believe that Slow Joe is in charge of changing the time.

Char Char Binks said...

I’m listening to NPR’s coverage of the Covfefe-19 crisis now. Americans are dropping like flies, apparently, and Trump is lying about it.

Oh well, we’ve had a good run. Goodbye, everybody, and RIP.

traditionalguy said...

Damn. Spring forward takes away an hour. I like the fall back an hour.

brylun said...

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) has implied that 80 recent Supreme Court decisions are illegitimate due to the “partisan” nature of the decisions and the influence of Republican donors on the court’s composition.

“As the architect of an 80-case barrage of partisan, 5-4 decisions for big Republican donor interests, Chief Justice Roberts has zero credibility playing umpire in any political squabble,” Whitehouse wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. The senator has since continued to post on the supposed 80 partisan decisions.

Michael K said...

Whitehouse is just mad that the partisan decisions that helped the left are over for a generation.

As Obama said, "I won."

Fritz said...

Ann Althouse said...
We're in the part of the year when day and night are balanced. It's already almost 12 hours . . . .

I think the seasons are wrongly divided. They shouldn't begin with an equinox/solstice, but should have the equinox/solstice put right in the middle. That would correspond to how I feel about the seasons: It's about light, not temperature. Winter should have the solstice as its center and should end by mid-February and so forth.

That's why some people make the distinction between astronomical season, which change at solstices and equinoxes and meteorological seasons, the three months the hottest and coldest time, with summer and fall in between.

According to the meteorological definition, the seasons begin on the first day of the months that include the equinoxes and solstices: Spring runs from March 1 to May 31; Summer runs from June 1 to August 31; Fall (autumn) runs from September 1 to November 30; and.

Ann Althouse said...

I would call the seasons: 1. Dark Time (with winter solstice in the middle), 2. Dark-Light Time (with spring equinox in the middle), 3. Light Time (summer solstice in middle), and 4. Light-Dark Time (with fall equinox in middle).

Don't worry about the temperature. That can vary. The light and dark are absolutely nailed down.

rehajm said...

Whitehouse is the Democrat who wants to jail scientists for wrong think. Take notice, Farmer...

rehajm said...

'Winter' and 'Road Construction', for much of the northern latitudes...

Etienne said...

People don't realize that part of the definition of treason, is providing sanctuary to undocumented aliens.

If only because they have no documents on their health and vaccinations.

We just don't execute enough people for treason in this country.

I think one of the Supreme Court rulings after we ween the population of those to weak to survive a pandemic, is to make sure we have enough places for execution available.

Big Mike said...

I would call the seasons: 1. Dark Time (with winter solstice in the middle), ...

And let’s rename July to “Thermidor.”

stevew said...

"I think the seasons are wrongly divided."

At least as long as the official definition is concerned. I, and maybe a lot of people, think about it the way you do, without an official shifting of the seasonal dates. The weather, including air temperature, isn't a reliable determinant. February was quite mild this year yet we've had snow in April. May can be pretty damn hot - especially if April was cool to cold - and then early June can be quite cool with many foggy and overcast days (along the coast). September is usually a glorious weather month.

Who chose the Solstice and Equinox as the season starting points? Someone that lives in a place without significant temperature and length of day swings, perhaps.

Mark said...

Earlier this afternoon, I already moved most of my clocks ahead.

I won't forget tomorrow and I'll get to bed at the right time to get a full night's sleep. (Yeah, right, as if. I haven't had a full night's sleep in years.)

Mark said...

Americans are dropping like flies, apparently, and Trump is lying about it.
Oh well, we’ve had a good run. Goodbye, everybody, and RIP.


With guns having already killed 180 million Americans, this will finish off the rest.

In less than 10 years, nature will have reclaimed most of our cities.

Mark said...

I think the seasons are wrongly divided. They shouldn't begin with an equinox/solstice, but should have the equinox/solstice put right in the middle. That would correspond to how I feel about the seasons: It's about light, not temperature.

It IS about light. Winter (and the calendar year more or less) begin on the darkest day of the year. The year, like the universe, start in darkness. And then, "Let there be light." From that moment, it gets lighter and lighter and lighter.

Mark said...

Who chose the Solstice and Equinox as the season starting points?

From greatest darkness to balance.
From balance to greatest light.
From greatest light to balance.
From balance to greatest light.

They are chosen because they are the most logical "starting" points.