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Changing Daylight

Well, it’s inevitable. Daylight Saving Time has come to an end, which means the sun is now setting before 5 p.m. From now until the end of the month, we are losing a minute-and-a-half to two-and-a-half minutes of daylight each day.

We will continue to lose daylight until the Winter Solstice on December 21st, AKA the start of winter. The solstice officially occurrs at 10:19 p.m. It’s the exact moment the sun’s rays are directly shining on the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. Since the Earth rotates on a 23.4° axis, it is the moment where the northern hemisphere is tilted farthest away from the sun.

After the Winter Soltice, daylight will continue to get longer each day until we reach the Summer Solstice in June.

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Kyle Kiel

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