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06/26/2015 -Ephemeris – The latest sunset of the year

June 26, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, June 26th.  Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 9:32.   The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 2:57 tomorrow morning and tomorrow the Sun will rise at 5:59.

This evening we will experience the latest sunset of the year.  The sun has been setting within the same minute for a few days now.  Now the Sun will begin to set earlier and earlier,  at first imperceptibly, but soon with greater speed.  By the middle of August the Sun will set 45 minutes earlier.  Just in time to enjoy the summer Milky Way at a semi-decent hour.  The shorter days, or actually daylight hours, and the diminishing altitude of the Sun at noon will cause a decrease in the heat we receive from the Sun.  Still, right now we’re still warming up.  However there is a tipping point around mid to late July, when we will not get enough heat to keep getting warmer and we’ll start to cool.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

Addendum

Average Monthly Climate Chart

Traverse City Climate Chart. The hottest day is around July 15, and coldest day is around January 20. Credit: http://www.usclimatedata.com

www.usclimatedata.com has monthly and daily average data for many locations in the United States.  They have code to embed this chart on your website.  However it didn’t embed properly in the blog, so I took a screen shot.

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