The descending darkness

Summer is almost gone and with it, the sun, and the light.

It’s dark still when I wake up at 7am. I don’t mind at the moment as it’s nice to watch the sunrise. However! I hear that soon in Vancouver we will be pushing for more than 6 hours of daylight.

Dark when you go to work, dark when you leave work.

May have to buy a sun lamp!

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  1. Rachael,

    as Vancouver is at a latitude of 49 degrees North, your “day clock” may get a bit of a smack-down, especially as we go from daylight-savings/summer time to standard time on 3 November. As this map shows (http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/newzealand-lat-long.html), there’s not much of your home country or population at 49 degrees South. Those extra few degrees of latitude do make a significant difference to the length of day. So, on this year’s (northern) winter solstice on 21 December, the sunrise and sunset times, respectively, here in Vancouver are 805am and 416pm, for 8 hours and 11 minutes of “daylight” on the shortest day of the year. How I remember when a wae lad here was I, waking up to dark skies and leaving school as skies got dark: the phrase “seasonal affective disorder” or SAD hadn’t been much on the popular radar when I was a kid.

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