Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Northern Exposure

Being so far north, Montana's days vary more with the seasons than days in the southern U.S.  Right now the length of the day (the amount of time the sun is up) is about an hour shorter in Montana than in Texas.  According to Weather Underground, the sunrise and sunset times for Sula and Dallas on November 17 were:

                    Sunrise            Sunset          Length of Day
Sula, MT          7:38               5:02                  9:23
Dallas, TX        6:59               5:24                10:25

I first noticed this on a summer backpacking trip up here years ago when it was still light at around 9:30 pm.  Now I have to take the bad with the good.

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