Fall is awesome. Shorter days suck.

I know there are definitely people out there who love winter. Frankly, I don't really hate the weather that much, but I do get annoyed with the mere 8 hours of daylight we have in the dead of winter. Slowly during this time in the fall, it becomes increasingly apparent that there's no turning back when it comes to the day's length.

Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash
Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash
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Sadly, that's not true. We do turn back in the fall. But only to make the days even shorter. Stupid Fall back time change thingie. Total bullcrap. Anyhow, you should probably put some real effort into enjoying the next couple weeks, as this is the closest we'll be to "evening" sun. Because...

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There will be no more sunsets after 6pm.

Yup. We're screwed. It's all downhill from here. We're now in that spot where we just watch daylight vaporize before our very eyes. 8 weeks from now, it'll be dark at like 3:45. Today, the sun will set at 5:59pm, and stay that way. It ain't too bad yet, especially since it stays light out for a little bit after that. But, it won't last long.

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Even worse though, we won't get any real sunset action back until March 10th, 2024 when we "spring ahead". Now, there will be gorgeous sunsets to gaze upon between now and then, it's just that you'll still have a cold cup of morning coffee still sitting on your desk when it does. It's just not fair.

If you're a sun worshipper, Maine isn't always your friend. But as Spring rolls back around, you'll start to feel right about the world again. And then we'll enjoy our all-to-brief warm weather season, rife with beautiful sunsets again. Until then, I hope Christmas is really great for you and you get nice things.

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