Sunrise, Sunset, Obscurely Go The Years

One particularly astute observer recently asked why the sunrise and sunset times he could find on the internet were not very precise and only to the nearest minute.  Because a solar eclipse can be predicted to the minute centuries in advance, why couldn’t he get a sunrise time down to the second? This is a…
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More Sun

You have likely noticed the later sunsets in recent days.  The Sun now sets around 5:30 PM in Fargo Moorhead.  A few days before the winter solstice the Sun set was at 4:38 PM, meaning we have gained nearly an hour in the past five weeks in the afternoon. In the morning, it has been…
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Sun Road

Although we think of the sun rising in the east and setting in the west each day, it only does this around the two equinoxes in March and September.  This becomes particularly noticeable if you happen to be driving near sunrise or set this time of year.  Because much of the United States is plotted…
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Good Bye Sun

If you are an early riser like myself, or are out enjoying the late evenings, you have likely noticed that the sun is rising later and setting earlier then it did a few weeks ago. Since the Summer Solstice in June, Fargo Moorhead has lost over 30 minutes of daylight in the morning and a…
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Later Sunsets

For all of you tired of our early Sunsets, the Sun will begin to set later beginning tomorrow December 18.  Why before the Winter Solstice you might ask?  Read this previous blog for a short explanation.

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