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Weather Talk: Days have gained 33 minutes of light since Dec. 21

On a sunny day, there is already about 33 minutes more daylight than there was on Dec. 21, the date of the Winter Solstice. Each day is roughly two minutes longer than the previous day and the daily change is increasing by three to four seconds a...

On a sunny day, there is already about 33 minutes more daylight than there was on Dec. 21, the date of the Winter Solstice. Each day is roughly two minutes longer than the previous day and the daily change is increasing by three to four seconds a day. Of course, about a minute of this daily increase happens in the morning and the other half is in the evening. The daily increase is beginning to become noticeable. Today, there is nine hours, four minutes, and 21 seconds of daylight. By the end of the month, on January 31, we will have gained another 32 minutes of daylight. By the end of February, on February 28, we will have added an additional hour and 27 minutes, making the day length eleven hours, three minutes, and 35 seconds long. At that point, we will be gaining about three minutes of additional daylight each day. At the time of the Vernal Equinox in March, we will be gaining three minutes and 22 seconds of additional light each day.

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