Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow the sun

Brighter days to come

The days are getting noticeably longer, well, at least the number of hours of daylight. Tomorrow sunset is at 6:00. I wondered if sunset times were symmetrical around June 21 which is the longest day. Turns out, not quite. Sunset is at 6:00 (adjusted for daylight saving time) on September 21, 92 days after June 21. March 12 is 101 days from the June 21.

Technically June 21 is the longest day but the sun sets at 9:00 from June 19 to July 4. That's 16 days when we seem to be standing still in our orbit around the sun.

What does this have to do with kayaking? Well, its good news. Days are getting longer and we'll soon be able to get in some evening paddling and in particular, Thursday evening practices at St. Philips.


  1. Look forward to the thursdays starting up again. I just caught the tail end of it and enjoyed it.

  2. Starting on April 5th Lee, rain or shine.