[LMB] The Shortest Day

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Dec 22 13:35:03 GMT 2014


> On Dec 21, 2014, at 21:39, Lois Aleta Fundis <loisaletafundis at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Due to us using MEAN time the latest sunset of the year is a few days
>> before the Solstice
>> 
>> http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/earliest-sunset.html
> 
> 
> It doesn't depend on the time zone: mean time or Central European Time or
> Eastern (US/Canada) time; those things depend on your latitude (and time
> zones on political factors). The difference between the earliest sunset and
> latest sunrise (or in summer the latest sunset and earliest sunrise) has to
> do more with your latitude.

Certainly longitude matters too - just about every place uses time zones.   If you're at the eastern point of your time zone, sunrise (and sunset) comes earlier than if you're at the western point of your timezone.


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