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"Sunrise, sunset . . . Swiftly flow the days"
"Sunrise, sunset . . . swiftly flow the days" . . . so goes the song from the musical "Fiddler on the Roof". This is the time of year that many of us are keenly aware of sunrise and sunset as for many of us one comes way too late, and the other comes way too early. This weekend we reach the shortest day of the year (winter solstice on December 21st) and as we move into January many of us will be getting another two minutes of daylight each day (more in the higher latitudes).
If you're interested in sunrise/sunset times, and how they change
for anywhere in the country, you may wish to pay a visit to the U.S. Naval
Observatory website: “Naval Observatory”
They also specialize in such obscure, but critically important
information such as twilight -- the amount of light visible before
sunrise and after sunset.
For those of you who miss those long sunny evenings, just remember that Daylight Savings Time, observed in many states, is not that far away. It begins on March 8th in 2015.
The "Five For CoCoRaHS" Year-End Fundraiser
To all who have given to our year-end fundraiser, thanks so much! To those who haven’t yet participated, please consider making a donation this month.
To find out more about the fundraiser and how to donate click here: "DONATE"
Thank you very much for being a part of CoCoRaHS!
Your friends on the CoCoRaHS staff
2015 CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge Calendars now on sale! Order one today
Our popular 2015 CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge calendars are now on sale! They make great holiday gifts for that weather enthusiast in your family. Each calendar features over fifty photos by fellow precipitation observers displaying their gauges in a variety of settings. It truly is a work of art that you won’t find anywhere else. Click here for a closer look: VIEW THE CALENDAR
The calendars sell at a reasonable price with a portion of each purchase going toward the CoCoRaHS Network. Just click on the banner at the top of the page or click ORDER A CALENDAR to place your order today. We hope you’ll enjoy the calendar throughout the year ahead.
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