How Much More Daylight Will The Hudson Valley See Starting This Month?
Have you noticed that it's been staying brighter, longer and the sun is setting later? It's true, brighter days are on the way.
There's something about the sun being out that gives me more energy, makes me happier and allows myself to have a great day. When the sun doesn't set until around 8pm in the summer, that's when I feel the most alive.
Imagine Watching The Sun Set After 5pm During The Winter?
It would be a dream come true with someone who is currently suffering from seasonal depression, you're not alone.
By the end of January, we will be able to experience the sun setting after 5pm.
While some residents are excited for the warmer and brighter days ahead, others are wondering if there is any time for winter weather.
The Hudson Valley Will Gain More Daylight This Month
According to the National Weather Service of Albany, NY,
We will gain anywhere from 2 and 3 minutes of daylight each day. This will begin on January 23 and then continue through May 17.Have you heard of the Vernal Equinox? It will begin on Monday, March 20 at 5:24 pm.
Ultimately, this means that
"The sun crosses the equator into the northern Hemisphere".
Are You Ready To Spring Forward Or Continue With Winter?
According to the Farmers Almanac,
"The second Sunday in March is when Daylight Saving Time begins in most areas of the US, so in 2023 we will “spring forward” one hour on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2 a.m."
Did You Know That Some States Don't Have Daylight Saving Time?
While New Yorkers dream about not having Daylight Savings Time, there are other states that don't partake in this.
"According to US law, states can choose whether or not to observe DST. At present, Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii, plus a few other US territories, are the only places in the U.S. that do not observe Daylight Saving Time and stay on standard time all year long."
It's also said that Indiana didn't vote to participate in Daylight Saving Time until 2006. Indiana has two different time zones which made it more confusing.
When Is Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day is quickly approaching.
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, we will have a better idea if we will have an early spring or more weeks of winter. This historical tradition has folks from all over waiting to see if a groundhog predicts. Do you know how it works?
If the groundhog sees his shadow then we will see six more weeks of winter. However, if the groundhog does not see his shadow, then we can expect an early spring.
What are you looking forward to? Are you expecting an early spring or six more weeks of winter? I would love to enjoy warmer weather and see the sun stay up even later. Let us know below.