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How You Can Learn About Sunrise, Sunset Data on Your Own

How You Can Learn About Sunrise, Sunset Data on Your Own
Follow these steps to find daily sunrise and set information.

You know the sun comes up slightly later every morning and goes to bed slightly earlier every night this time of year. What are the exact sunrise and sunset times for your area?

Ken Scheeringa says there is tons of weather information available on the Internet. He believes if you want to know more about weather and become more adept at understanding forecasts, it's good practice to learn about how to find various kinds of information that you may not know existed, or at least you didn't know how to find it.

Sunrise, sunset: You can find out exact times for sunrise and sunset by accessing tables on the Internet.

One of those pieces of information is sunrise and sunset times for every day of the year. You know that in general the sun is setting earlier and rising later, but visiting the site can help you pinpoint exactly how much those times change each day. Knowing the times over a week or month-long period may help you better anticipate changes in planning field activities.

You can find out by visiting the U.S. Naval Observatory website.

Once there, in Form A select your desired year and state, Scheeringa explains. Type in a city of your choice. Some smaller towns may not be in the database so you may need to choose a nearby, larger town. Click "compute table" to see the input.

If you want to print out the information, here are some tips from Scheeringa that may simplify the process. First, if you're printing form your browser, print the table to have all the data on one page. It's recommended you change page orientation to landscape in the print settings.

If you're printing form MS Word, highlight and cut the output table using Ctrl-A, then Ctrl-C. Paste into word with Ctrl-V. Highlight the output in Word with Ctrl-A, then change font to Courier New, 8 point. Again change page orientation to landscape in print settings. Hit print.

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