GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – The amount of daylight we get from the sun each day peaks in June and then the days start to get shorter. August sees a significant drop in the number of sunshine hours, as sunrises rise later each morning and set earlier each evening. How much shorter do you think the last day of August is than the first day of August?
Hint: The first day of the month is 1 minute and 39 seconds shorter than the previous day. The last day of August is 2 minutes and 8 seconds shorter than the previous day. See answer below.
August 31 has 12 hours and 57 minutes of daylight while August 1 has 13 hours and 56 minutes. September sees the trend continue with the last day of the month receiving an hour and 4 minutes less daylight than early September. October also loses an hour and 4 minutes. When we’re in blistering heat, it’s nice to know that less scorching sun is falling on North Carolina each day at this time of year. Cooler days are ahead! -Philip Williams
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