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02-25-2003, 12:57
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.

02-25-2003, 13:21

02-25-2003, 14:03
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.

02-25-2003, 15:00
Get up when it's light.
Go to sleep when it's dark.


TJ aka Teej
02-25-2003, 15:02
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.

02-25-2003, 15:18
My guess is that transit is the time when
the sun is at its highest point for the day.


02-25-2003, 17:01
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.