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    Default What time does it get dark in your neck of the woods?

    First off, I HATE Daylight Saving Time!

    Living in central Ohio it's pitch black at 5:30. The longest days in the summer it usually isn't pitch black until 9:45ish. Just curious to see what time it gets dark in different parts of the US.

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    At night

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    The worst place in the US to be for time zone change is the eastern range of the Rockies on the eastern edge of the time zone. It is dark in Denver shortly after 4PM this time of year.

    I've found that there is nothing like living at the west edge of a time zone for getting the most out of the evening light.

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    One thing that's great about daylight savings, it costs a lot more money. It gets dark earlier so the lights go on sooner. Who's the a-hole who dreamed up this lame-ass thing anyway? It's dark at 5:30.
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    Gets dark around 4:30pm. I'm in Southeastern PA.

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    I need to find the sources, but apparently daylight saving time is going to be no more come 2007. Once we set the clocks forward, thats it folks..

    The sun is setting (or has set) by around 4:30pm or so over here in VA.. with it being pitch black by 5:10 pm.

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    I heard the same thing zero that there will be no more daylight savings time. By me its dark by 5:30

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    When I was overseas, they didn't do DST....In Korea during the summer it wouldn't get dark until after 10pm. It was possible to get in 54 holes of golf without too much problem.

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    it's dark here around 4:30pm every damn day of the week. When is spring going to get here? I'm soooo done with winter.. and it's officially not even begun yet.

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    You guys realize that winter is NOT daylight savings time, right? Right now we're not in daylight savings time, we're in "standard time". One of the reasons that daylight savings time doesn't happen in the winter is because the sun wouldn't come out until after 8AM, and kids would be going to school in the dark.

    From Wikipedia :
    Part of the reason that it is normally observed only in the early spring, summer, and early autumn instead of the winter months is that the amount of energy saved by experiencing sunset one hour later would be negated by the increased need for artificial morning lighting due to a later sunrise. During the summer most people would wake up after the sun rises, regardless of whether daylight saving time is in effect or not, so there is no increased need for morning lighting to offset the afternoon drop in energy usage. Another reason for not observing daylight saving time in the winter is concern about children walking to school in the dark.
    Also, starting in '07, it's not always Daylight Savings Time, the period is just longer by 3-4 weeks. From the same article :

    DST commonly begins in the northern hemisphere on the last Sunday in March or the first Sunday in April, and ends on the last Sunday in October. However, due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, beginning in 2007, the United States will begin observing DST from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November. (Studies will determine if this remains permanent.) Most of Canada will also observe the new period to avoid possible economic losses from confusion with the United States. Since 2002, the European Union has fixed the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October as start and end dates (European Summer Time).
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    bout 4:00..

    it's awesome driving to work in pitch black AND driving back home in pitch black

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    I'm right there with Mazeroth, just a few miles south; I hate winter...it is so depressing to get to work when it's dark, and get out of work when it is.....dark. :(
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    When it gets dark my rig sounds better, considering a move to the land of eternal darkness.

    I really have not noticed I suppose around 6:00 or so in South Ga.

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    Around 4:30 p.m here in NY
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    If you want to check out sun rise/set and moon rise/set times, go to www.sunrisesunset.com. You can even make custom calendars for your location.:D

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    It will be dark tonight with continued darkness until morning ...

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    Here in southeast Arizona sun comes up around 7:15am, goes down around 5:20pm.

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    We are slowly approaching the shortest day of the year in December and then it turns the other direction. This morning:
    Sun Up :10:04 am
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    Holy cow, Michael! :) you don't go to work 'till 10 and go home at 3:00? :)
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    It gets dark around 4.

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    I get depressed this time of year. I don't know what happened. I used to love the night time. Now I like as much daylight as I can get. Leaveing work at 5:00 and it's darl already gets me down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkatese
    Holy cow, Michael! :) you don't go to work 'till 10 and go home at 3:00? :)
    I wish. More like 7 to 5, but a day off today as my son is sick. Actually, I am fortunate as I can work from home on days like this.

    Michael (MSALLA), if the darkness really bothers you there are lights that you can buy to help. Many people here in the North us them due to the limited daylight during the winter months. Personally I have never had a problem. Mind over matter for me.
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    gets dark TOO EARLY! (4pm)

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    getting dark now 4:19pm in Oregon
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike
    I wish. More like 7 to 5, but a day off today as my son is sick. Actually, I am fortunate as I can work from home on days like this.

    Michael (MSALLA), if the darkness really bothers you there are lights that you can buy to help. Many people here in the North us them due to the limited daylight during the winter months. Personally I have never had a problem. Mind over matter for me.
    :D HAHA!!! Thanks man. It's not that bad though. I just really hate the fact that I have worked all the daylight hours. Summertime is great. You get out of work and still have 4 hours of daytime hours left.
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    Between 4:30 and 5 here in lower norther central eastern mi. I'm across the bay from the tip of the thumb in a little hole in the wall called Au Gres
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    You are correct, summer is great. I get out of work and have 7 hours of daylight - that would be midnight. Bad in the winter and great in the summer.
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    Around 6pm for me in Florida.

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    I just checked, its dark outside RIGHT now.
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    around 6 the lights start going out. :)

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