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I read a list of sunrise and sunsets along the trail. i thought this would be a good idea to send to myself of where and when i was going to be just for reference. if anybody has this information or knows where i can get it it woudl be greatly appreciated.
If you find someone on the trail with a GPS, ask them. Those gizmo calculate that information from the date and lat/lon coordinates. Actually one of their more useful functions.
Get up when it's light.
Go to sleep when it's dark.
TJ aka Teej
Originally posted by Moose2001
What does 'Sun Transit' mean? (Not hours of daylight?)
The following information is provided for Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine (longitude W67.8, latitude N46.1):
15 October 2003 Eastern Daylight Time
Begin civil twilight 6:18 a.m.
Sunrise 6:48 a.m.
Sun transit 12:17 p.m.
Sunset 5:46 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:16 p.m.
My guess is that transit is the time when
the sun is at its highest point for the day.
There's also a lot of good info at http://www.weather.com if you type in the city, state and then click on the "Averages and Records" tab under the 10-day forecast. You can then get a list of the sunrise, sunset, average/record high/low for each day of the year. It's amazing to see how quickly daylight shortens in October, when I tend to hike. As for the temps, remember that the cities are typically off the ridgeline and can be 10+ degrees warmer.