For New York City, the winter solstice date for 2020 lands on December 21 at 5:02 a.m. However, the earliest sunset date occurs on December 7 at 4:28 p.m., while the latest sunrise date arrives on January 3 and 4, 2021 at 7:20 a.m. The equation of time is calculated as ‘apparent solar time – mean solar time.
The latest sunset always comes on or near June 27 at mid-northern latitudes every year. Bottom line: Why don’t the latest sunsets come on the longest day (the solstice)? In a nutshell, it’s a discrepancy between the sun and the clock.
Enter the equinoxes
|New York||6:58 a.m.||7:09 p.m.|
|St. Augustine||7:28 a.m.||7:37 p.m.|
This year the official winter solstice, also known as the ‘hibernal solstice’, takes places on 21st December 2020. In the Northern Hemisphere, in London the sun will set at approximately 15:53, marking the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
The summer solstice occurred at 5:44 p.m. Saturday, and it marks the beginning of its namesake season. Saturday will also include 15 hours, 20 minutes, and 52 seconds of daylight for Buffalo, making it the longest day of the year. Sunrise on solstice Saturday will be at 5:36 a.m. with sunset at 8:57 p.m.
Located over 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle , Tromsø, Norway , is home to extreme light variation between seasons. During the Polar Night, which lasts from November to January, the sun doesn’t rise at all. Then the days get progressively longer until the Midnight Sun period, from May to July, when it never sets.
Roughly speaking, the golden hour is the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour of light before sunset. So, there are actually two golden hours every day. However, this is just an approximation. Depending on the season and your location the golden hour might be a lot shorter or longer.
As with twilight, there is civil dusk, nautical dusk, and astronomical dusk, occurring at the exact moment when the center of the sun’s disk is at 6°, 12°, and 18° below the horizon, respectively. Stages of dawn occur before sunrise, in the reverse order as described for dusk.
In photography, the golden hour is the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky.
Sunrise, Sunset Times Tomorrow
|Morning Golden Hour||08:10||09:07|
|Evening Golden Hour||14:54||15:51|
In January, each day gains between 90 seconds and two minutes of daylight. In February, about two and a half minutes of daylight are added each day. As the sun moves higher in the sky from March through June, there are about two more minutes of daylight per day.
15. 0:25. The winter solstice occurs in December, and in the northern hemisphere the date marks the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours of the year. That is why it is known as the shortest day of the year, or the longest night of the year.
Most of the daylight growth occurs at sunset. We will gain 33 minutes of daylight at the end of the day , and only 16 minutes at sunrise. We ‘ll take it anywhere we can get it. I don’t about you , but I ‘m a sunset person more than a sunrise lover.