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    Longest day, shortest day..

    Last night was the shortest night of the year in this hemisphere... So yesterday or today qualify as longest day...

    In my neck of the woods that means it gets dark at 1030 pm (DST), and it gets light at ??? about 5 am I guess (usually miss that..55).

    I wondered how this is for others on here...?
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    Think you mean longest daylight hours of the year... or longest day Rak rather than shortest?

    Is shortest day of the year (daylight hours) here down south... but rather warm.

    When I left the UK a couple of weeks ago, it was still light after midnight....
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    Yes summer solstice yesterday , beautiful evening , sunset is about 21:30 and sunrise 05:00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Think you mean longest daylight hours of the year... or longest day Rak rather than shortest?

    Is shortest day of the year (daylight hours) here down south... but rather warm.

    When I left the UK a couple of weeks ago, it was still light after midnight....
    After midnight? Did not realize it was that late in the UK...

    But yes, I asked the wrong question...

    How about NZ? Dark early?

    Don't know how far south of the equator you are there?

    (Really, I have never seen the sun in the north..55)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    After midnight? Did not realize it was that late in the UK...

    But yes, I asked the wrong question...

    How about NZ? Dark early?

    Don't know how far south of the equator you are there?

    (Really, I have never seen the sun in the north..55)
    Well living near the Arctic circle it almost stays light all night in the north of England... 55

    Where I am in NZ is about the same distance away from the equator as Gibraltar or Malta are in the north. So dark about 5.45pm. Even in the height of summer its dark by 9pm though.
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    in Thailand it gets dark around the same time 18:45 every night , doesn't it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    in Thailand it gets dark around the same time 18:45 every night , doesn't it
    I find it varies by about an hour between longest and shortest day.... been dark by 6pmish on Dec 21st... and dark around 7pmish this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I find it varies by about an hour between longest and shortest day.... been dark by 6pmish on Dec 21st... and dark around 7pmish this time of year.
    Thailand is between the equator and the tropic of cancer (That what you call it?), so even more complicated.. Exactly 12 hours of daylight when the sun is right above, and longer when north of you, shorter when south.. (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Thailand is between the equator and the tropic of cancer (That what you call it?), so even more complicated.. Exactly 12 hours of daylight when the sun is right above, and longer when north of you, shorter when south.. (?)
    Something like that. I just noticed the difference as I tend to go in either June or December. And noticed the difference...

    Must admit it didn't seem so hot this trip. I didn't sweat at all when I was out in the evening this trip...
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    It always seems a little weird to me , same as the small tide movements you see on Thai beaches , coming from a place that has some of the largest tidal ranges ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    It always seems a little weird to me , same as the small tide movements you see on Thai beaches , coming from a place that has some of the largest tidal ranges ..
    It is amazing how quickly it goes from sun overhead to darkness though... almost no sunset... 55

    Does latitude affect tidal ranges? Or is it more complicated than that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    It always seems a little weird to me , same as the small tide movements you see on Thai beaches , coming from a place that has some of the largest tidal ranges ..
    It does mess with my "internal clock" when I go to Thailand in summertime...
    Usually, I know what time it is without a watch...

    And in wintertime in Thailand there is not too much of a difference...
    But in summertime, I get confused in Thailand for the first few days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    It is amazing how quickly it goes from sun overhead to darkness though... almost no sunset... 55

    Does latitude affect tidal ranges? Or is it more complicated than that?
    Tidal range - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    So nothing to do with latitude then... just depends on volume of water off the coast and type of basin the water sits in. I've seen a documentary on the Bay of Fundy tidal surges... impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    So nothing to do with latitude then... just depends on volume of water off the coast and type of basin the water sits in. I've seen a documentary on the Bay of Fundy tidal surges... impressive.
    Jersey gets 40% bigger at low tide
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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    It does mess with my "internal clock" when I go to Thailand in summertime...
    Usually, I know what time it is without a watch...

    And in wintertime in Thailand there is not too much of a difference...
    But in summertime, I get confused in Thailand for the first few days...
    I'm more affected by amount of alcohol consumption... 55

    One thing I learnt on this trip. Drinking beer is a lot cheaper than drinking spirits...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I'm more affected by amount of alcohol consumption... 55

    One thing I learnt on this trip. Drinking beer is a lot cheaper than drinking spirits...
    All depends where you go...
    Bottle of my poison usually works out cheapest.... If a BG asks for a drink, just poor one...555

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    All depends where you go...
    Bottle of my poison usually works out cheapest.... If a BG asks for a drink, just poor one...555
    Is that buying a bottle at one bar? Not thought of doing that... can you buy it at the 7/11 first and ask them to pour it for you... 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Is that buying a bottle at one bar? Not thought of doing that... can you buy it at the 7/11 first and ask them to pour it for you... 555
    In Isarn you can, no problem..

    In the tourist places you buy a "set", spirits and mixers...
    If you take the bottle from one bar to the next, they will sometimes accept this, or charge a price for you to finish that bottle in the bar...

    You're new to Thailand? 555
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    Living on the beach on the East Coast all my life, I find when I am in Thailand, my internal compass goes awry, Particularly in BKK... Not so bad in Patong, because I know the sun sets over the water... So that is obviously west... It is weird!!! My sense of direction here, is pretty good, but in BKK................. forget it....

    Yesterday it was close to dark probably b4 5:30pm... tho I didn't take much notice...

    It's 6:10am now... and the sky over the ocean is starting to lighten (up watching the World Cup)
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