Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Michigan Solstices

This is was the Solstices are like here in mid-Michigan (43 N latitude):

Summer Solstice, 10 p.m.: Ack! Doesn't it ever get dark outside?!

Winter Solstice, 10 a.m.: Ack! Doesn't it ever get light outside?!

According to Weather Underground, today we had 16.5 hours of visible daylight. I'm looking forward to October and November, when the number of hours of daylight and dark are more balanced -- and it's dark enough to sleep at 10 p.m.!

I took this photo of the sunset over Lake Michigan in Charlevoix, 45.3 N latitude, where they have slightly longer days than we do.

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