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...it is really past 9pm over here? The sky is still blue. Not even sunset-coloured, really.

It feels like it's literally just got this way all at once; that it's gone from being dark at 6pm or so to not even being dark at 9. It hasn't, but it feels like it has. I'm so used to daylight hours being short; it seems I never quite internalise the summer. I dimly remember when I was young how it wouldn't get dark until 10 or so, and it would seem really strange, and I still don't think I've come to terms with the fact that it does that. I feel like my body clock suddenly did a radical shift; it feels almost physical, like when you're staring out the window of a moving vehicle and then all at once you realise it isn't the vehicle you're in that's moving, it's the vehicles outside, and your sense of what's going on is suddenly jerked around.

Nice, though.


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Jun. 3rd, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
Just getting sunset right now for me. It's lovely, enjoying the sky still bright so late.
Jun. 3rd, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get surprised by that, too. I think part of dealing well with life somewhere with very short winter days might be seeing this as "normal", so the shift to summer can be quite a shock. (I'm refraining from making unnecessary and perhaps offensive comparisons to Stockholm Syndrome.)
Jun. 3rd, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Mm. Not quite happening here yet; sunset is 8:26 PM today. It kind of has to do with where you are in your time zone—go west from here to Chattanooga and the sunset is 8:51.

Interestingly, sunsets become later slower than they become earlier again. See the red line (sunrise time) in this graph, for instance—sunset time does the opposite.

Edited at 2008-06-03 09:37 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
It was like that where I was in Germany, except moreso than in the UK because of the lower light pollution (in Nottingham, the sky is sodium yellow all night when it's cloudy). It was still blue, albeit it dark blue, at 11pm, and that was still in May! I remember the darker months, when I'd have been in school for two hours already before the sun rose and shone through the staff room windows...
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
I went to bed at 6:30 p.m. last night. I was watching the Outer Limits, but too tired to pay attention, so I hit the pause button, rolled over, and went to sleep.

Must be getting old.
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