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4/19/11

Cock-a-doodle-doo!!!

I'm still not used to the sunrises and sunsets in Idaho.

Derp-a-doodle-doo!!


Today is April 19, and the sun rose at 6:39.  The sun will set at 8:15.

In California, we'd call that August.

August in Idaho, the sun won't set until after 10pm.  This is a very strange thing for me.

When I was younger, I would read about Alaska, and the sun never really setting in the summer.  In the winter, the sun would never really rise.  In my mind, that was Alaska.  The rest of the US had 'normal' movements of the sun.

It didn't dawn on me (get it?  ha...) that I'm now living 830 miles farther north than I used to, therefore the days are going to be longer in the summer, and shorter in the winter.

I usually set my internal clock by the sun.  I start winding down my day when the sun sets, especially in the summer.  Now that it's going to be about 2 hours later than I'm used to, I fear for my sleep schedule.

Gorgeous, yes.  But at 10:45??
It makes me feel bad for the farmers that start and stop work when the sun rises and falls.  That has to make for some looooong days...
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Shutterbug said...

I like that photo! Did you take that picture yourself?

D4 said...

I'm the same. Only now do I realize if I were to move, my internal "sun clock" would adjust all weird. You have toyed with my mind!

The Angry Lurker said...

That amount of sunlight would freak me out after a little while.

Bart said...

that is pretty awesome. i love drinking at that time with the sun still up

J.R. said...

Too much sun. I love the night

Rob said...

I love summers where the day is longer.

Astronomy Pirate said...

That explains Idaho, the Sun fried all their brains!

Also, I have never really noticed it traveling up and down the east coast, strange.

Kar said...

I'm with you! I'm from CA too but now in Wisconsin. I'd be working on my computer and the kids would say "I'm hungry!" I'd reply, "The sun is still up and it's only.... omg almost 10 pm!" I'm a new fan btw!

Kar
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cakeologist said...

I love it in the summer when it stays light until after 9:30. We don't eat dinner until around 8 so in the winter when it is dark by 5pm it really messes with our moods.

PorkStar said...

Interesting, id love to experience the midnight sun. But im sure it would suck badly on the body's internal clock.

THUNDERCAT said...

I love a good sunrise...It's like nature's alarm clock! when I see it, I always know to head home to avoid the cops ;)

ResCogitans said...

i think i must have had ancestry from further north than i live... my body clock always seems so fucked up.
i was in finland once and there was ~20 hours of daylight, but the curtains didn't meet on the window of my hotel room - you'd think they'd get that right!

The Reckmonster said...

I'd much rather have more sunlight than not enough. I can't get enough sunlight. Makes for a much less crabby Reckmonster.

ThePeachy1 said...

I find that the best way to adjust to the sun is a large bottle of vodka and a sleep mask.

G said...

They were talking over here in the UK of moving the clock so that it's always lighter in the evenings - to cut down on street lighting etc...seemed a bit of an odd idea to me....

Dale said...

Wow, I had no idea the sun sets there after 10 in Aug. That's kinda crazy. I think I would like that in California when the weather is nice in the summer. Poor farmers, you're right.

Hope the In-N-Out burger withdrawals are getting better too. :)
Nice post

Killtrip said...

I'm in southeastern WA.. so I like the long summer days. Grown up here and lived with it. You'll love it after you get used to it. :)

Smart Ass Sara said...

I like when the sun sets later. I feel a million times more productive.

Forctis said...

The picture is definately Gorgeous!

Major.Mack said...

yeah im north in vancouver so it rarely stops raining. Sunlight is just a nice surprise

Something Concupiscible said...

That's pretty strange. No wonder why you're not used to it.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I know what you mean, man. The sun goes down at five o'clock here and rises at roughly the same time. Stupid equatorial proximity...

Thank, Q said...

The sunrise/sunset around here is 625 AM and 730 PM. I can't imagine a 10 PM sunset. I'd love to see that if I ever get to Cali some day.

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