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    First Day of the Year That Is Longer Than the Day Before It

    While others may like winter or really get into celebrating Christmas, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, or Kwansa, I privately, internally celebrate that day, which is today, that is longer than the day before. The next biggie is the first day that is longer than the night before. I am a summer person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Wilson View Post
    While others may like winter or really get into celebrating Christmas, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, or Kwansa, I privately, internally celebrate that day, which is today, that is longer than the day before. The next biggie is the first day that is longer than the night before. I am a summer person.
    I think you're early, today Dec 21st is the shortest day, tomorrow is the first day which is longer than the day before. Of course this assumes you are north of the equator.

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    Today is my birthday and I've always considered it ironic that I was born on the shortest day. I'm very definitely a summer person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Starr View Post
    Today is my birthday and I've always considered it ironic that I was born on the shortest day. I'm very definitely a summer person!
    Happy Birthday!

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    Unless the OP is talking about some obscure thing I have not heard of that maybe days are not all 24 hours long.... possibly they might be seconds different from each other???
    When talking about shortest amount od daylight then I agree with Doug.

    (EDIT)..... I just searched if every day was the same length in Hours/Minutes ... and it was hurting my brain trying to understand it!!!!!!!
    Last edited by Barry McFadden; 12-21-2021 at 1:41 PM.

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    Lisa, We hope it’s a great day for you. I once worked in a greenhouse that stayed 130 degrees, That’s “hot before high” summer. A trip
    out side to 95 needed a sweater!

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    First Day of the Year?
    That would have been last January
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    Thank you all for the kind wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Starr View Post
    Thank you all for the kind wishes.
    Happy Birthday, Lisa. Another very good reason to celebrate today.

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    1972 was the longest year in history.
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    good nice to hear something positive for a change and instantly uplifting.

    Happy birthday

    Good year 72 they built my pickup truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    1972 was the longest year in history.
    Bill D.
    My guess was that was due to location, location, location.

    Thanks to all who spent their longest years on our behalf.

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    I graduated high school in '72, so now there's an explanation as to why it seemed like it'd never end!!
    (even if it WAS only 5 months of actual school!)
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    It always seems to me that it is well into January before the days really start to feel longer.

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    Quite surprised by all the push back, but I agree with the OP, TW.

    The first time the daylight goes from negative to positive is a big deal for me as well. It's the light at the end of the tunnel. Now just get through January, and then February is a breeze because every day brings me closer to the March bulbs and the rebirth of spring.

    The symptoms of low light are very real for me but at the same time I have learned to turn Jan and Feb into serious shop time. But as an avid gardener, everything takes a sharp turn when March arrives.

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