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Most Daylight Of The Year Wednesday

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NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – (FOX 17) — For most of the Northern Hemisphere, Wednesday will be the day with the most daylight. After that, the length of daylight will be decreasing– though very slowly at first.

In Grand Rapids, Wednesday’s sunrise is at 6:03am, and the sunset is at 9:25pm. This results in a length of daylight of 15 hours and 22 minutes. Here is a look at the length of daylight in other U.S. Cities this week:

  • Marquette: 15 hours, 49 minutes
  • Indianapolis: 14 hours, 59 minutes
  • Dallas: 14 hours, 19 minutes
  • Honolulu: 13 hours and 26 minutes.

Areas north of the Arctic Circle have 24-hour daylight this time of year, and this includes parts of Alaska. Other parts of Alaska have a lot of daylight. Here are some:

  • Anchorage: 19 hours, 21 minutes
  • Fairbanks: 21 hours, 47 minutes

For a look at sunrise/sunset times or moonrise/moonset times anywhere in the world click HERE.

Here at home, the length of daylight will begin to decrease later this week but only slowly at first. In fact, by the end of July, the length of daylight is just 14 hours and 31 minutes. This is a loss of only 51 minutes, or an average of just 72 seconds per day.

To find out if the weather will cooperate with your outside plans during this extended daylight, join us on FOX 17 News or visit the weather page at http://www.fox17online.com/weather

 

 

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