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Sunrise/Sunset Tables.

Seasonal Changes for 2007-2010

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Spring      Mar. 20     1:32 pm EDT

Summer      Jun. 21     7:26 am EDT

Autumn      Sep. 22     11:09 pm EDT

Winter      Dec. 21     6:38 pm EST

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Spring      Mar. 20     7:21 pm EDT

Summer      Jun. 21     1:16 pm EDT

Autumn      Sep. 23     5:05 am EDT

Winter      Dec. 22     12:30 am EST

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Spring      Mar. 20     1:14 am EDT

Summer      Jun. 20     7:09 pm EDT

Autumn      Sep. 22     10:49 am EDT

Winter      Dec. 21     7:12 am EST

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Spring      Mar. 20     7:02 am EDT

Summer      Jun. 21     1:04 am EDT

Autumn      Sep. 22     4:44 pm EDT

Winter      Dec. 21     12:11 pm EST

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Spring      Mar. 20     12:57 pm EDT

Summer      Jun. 21     6:51 am EDT

Autumn      Sep. 22     10:29 pm EDT

Winter      Dec. 21     6:03 pm EST

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Spring      Mar. 20     6:45 pm EDT

Summer      Jun. 21     12:38 pm EDT

Autumn      Sep. 23     4:21 am EDT

Winter      Dec. 21     11:48 pm EST


What is the equinox?
The autumnal and vernal equinoxes mark the astronomical beginning of fall and spring, respectively. At the spring and autumn equinoxes, the length of day and night are equal everywhere on Earth, each twelve hours long. If you're the type who appreciates consistency, live on the equator. Every day and every night on the equator is twelve hours. The sunrise and sunset times do not change with the calendar at 0 degrees latitude as they do everywhere else on the planet. Also if you are not sure of the orientation of your property and don't have a compass, there is one way to tell: on the first days of spring and autumn, the sun rises exactly due east and sets directly due west.

What is a solstice?

In simple terms, the solstice is the date at which the sun appears directly overhead at noon the furthest north (the tropic of Cancer) and the furthest south (the tropic of Capricorn) during the year. The summer and winter solstices mark the beginnings of those astronomical seasons. Between these two latitudes are found the Tropics. Summer officially starts with the solstice on about the 21st of June, when the sun is furthest north. Yet the warmest part of the day is usually several hours after noon, when the sun is highest in the sky. The lag is due to the time required for ground and water to heat up. The longest day of the year occurs at the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, north of the Arctic circle in Alaska there is continuous 24-hour sunshine. Along the U.S.-Canadian border the sun appears 16.25 hours, and in southern Texas and Florida, 13.75 hours of sunshine are all that's available. The winter solstice is about 22 December. It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the first day of the Southern Hemisphere summer, and on this day the atmosphere above the South Pole receives more light from the sun than any other place in the world, yet the temperature averages only about -10 degrees F.