Tuesday, January 20, 2015

snow & light

it is still dark out,
darker as usual as it is snowing now
this mild winter, with little snow
this photo was taken September 30, 2014
our first snow this winter

Recently someone made me aware that the increase in light is greater in the afternoon as it is in the morning.
I found this chart on the Internet, which does show just that... Why is that?

DateSunriseSunsetSunlightTwilightNatural Illumination
January 110:0915:585.811.977.78
February 109:1917:107.851.629.48
March 107:5818:2810.501.4211.93
April 106:2219:4713.421.4714.89
May 104:5221:0416.191.8618.06
June 103:4122:1718.593.1921.79
July 103:3522:3318.973.9822.95
August 104:3721:3416.942.0919.02
September 105:5520:0414.151.5315.68
October 107:0018:3011.371.4112.78
November 108:2716:598.531.5510.08
December 109:4315:566.221.888.10


strider said...

Okay You asked so I will reply, noon is not really noon, much as the solstice and the equinox move from 21 to 23 in the calendar, over three years and then the leap year corrects the anomaly, in the midphase, the longest morning is in December and the darkest evening is in January

Jozien Keijzer said...

thank you Rob

Anonymous said...

Is it hard on your emotions to have so little light in the darkness of a northern winter?

Do you take vitamin D?

Your tree photo is so black and white it reminds me of a Yin and Yang symbol. Yin in Chinese philosophy: one of the two forces that together form everything that exists: the female principle of the universe that is considered dark and passive and is associated with earth.

Is that what you meant by your beautiful photo and were you hoping someone you also see that in it?

Thank you

Jozien Keijzer said...

No i do not take Vitamins! I do not need them.
There is lots of light here always, lots of dark too haha i am very yin yang. my mood swings, i love it.
your question Alan, not consciously, but i can see it.