Latest Sunrise of the Year

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Outside of a few days before the time change in the first week of November – today we had the latest sunrise of the year (8:14 am for the Ford Airport and 8:13 am for downtown Grand Rapids).  Sunset has been very slowly getting later since Dec. 9 and we have now gained 11 minutes of daylight in the evening.  Combining both sunrise and sunset, Grand Rapids has gained 6 minutes of daylight since the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21.  The amount of daylight we get increases a few more seconds each day.  Daylight is 57 seconds long tomorrow (Jan. 4) than today and the amount of daylight on Jan. 5 will be 61 seconds longer than Jan 4.  Daylight increases the fastest around the Spring Equinox in March.  Pic. above is the sunset at S. Haven this (Thu.) evening (1/3/19). 

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