Here comes the sun!

During the Winter Solstice December 21st and 22nd, Fargo will have the least amount of daylight for the year, about 8 hours and 31 minutes and 28 seconds. On Thursday December 23rd we’ll gain about 6 seconds of sun on Fargo! YAY!!!

Here’s a great site for calculating sunrise and sunsets for any area.  The charts below are from this site: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=1986

Rising and setting times for the Sun in Fargo, ND

Length of day Solar noon
Date Sunrise Sunset This day Difference Time Altitude Distance
(106 km)
Dec 21, 2011 8:09 AM 4:41 PM 8h 31m 28s − 05s 12:25 PM 19.7° 147.169
Dec 22, 2011 8:10 AM 4:41 PM 8h 31m 28s < 1s 12:26 PM 19.7° 147.159
Dec 23, 2011 8:10 AM 4:42 PM 8h 31m 34s + 05s 12:26 PM 19.7° 147.151
Dec 24, 2011 8:11 AM 4:43 PM 8h 31m 45s + 10s 12:27 PM 19.8° 147.143
Dec 25, 2011 8:11 AM 4:43 PM 8h 32m 01s + 16s 12:27 PM 19.8° 147.135
Dec 26, 2011 8:12 AM 4:44 PM 8h 32m 22s + 21s 12:28 PM 19.8° 147.128
Dec 27, 2011 8:12 AM 4:45 PM 8h 32m 48s + 26s 12:28 PM 19.8° 147.122

All times are in local time for Fargo
December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM in Fargo. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date
About the Sun Calculator

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Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years to you and yours!

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Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: http://www.electwilliams.com Occupation: Risk Manager Family Mutual Insurance Fargo City Commissioner since 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012 About Me: I'm a pragmatic optimist that's grateful for all the wonderful people in my life
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