Archive for May 1st, 2014

The sun sets later and later, yay! :)

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

A recurring thing, the transformation from long nights to long days (aka. the voyage from darkness into the light 🙂 ), is pretty visible here ‘up North’. It becomes most apparent when the sun sets (which is just because I am normally not awake when it rises 🙂 ), today it set at 21:14h, nice! For comparison; in Amsterdam it set at 21:06h (not such a big difference, but every minute counts 🙂 ). The differences in daylight are much bigger though; Oslo has 15h 58m 06s daylight and while Amsterdam only has 14h 56m 19s, over an hour less!

The ‘total daylight tipping point’ occurred on March 19 (logically around the vernal equinox) and from April 20 the evenings are longer than those in Amsterdam. Ha, it won’t take long before I can read a book on my veranda…at midnight…without a torch! 🙂

If numbers are your thing, check out for *all* the data (Oslo, Amsterdam).

QOTD May 1 2014

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Marlo Thomas: “One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.”