June 21, 2006

Longest Day of the Year

Today is the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year. Today is also thirteen hours and thirty-two minutes longer than it was on December 21st, from sunrise to sunset.

Just for kicks, I've been tracking the official Whitehorse sunrise and sunset in a spreadsheet. I love using the graph function to see how the sine curve changes as the earth goes through its rotations. Nerdy, I know, but some people do weirder things.

Here are some stats that you may or may not find interesting:

Winter Solstice
Sunrise: 10:10
Sunset: 15:48
Length of the day: 5 hrs., 38 min.

Sumer Solstice
Sunrise: 4:27
Sunset: 23:27
Length of the day: 19 hrs., 10 min.

Welcome to Whitehorse, Yukon, land of the midnight dusk!


Peter Tyrrell said...

Rachelle just said, "I want to see his sine graph." [...] "I teach science! It's *interesting*!"

So you're not alone.


Meandering Michael said...

Done. It's on its way.

Ian C. said...

you must have very heavy curtains.