Why are we losing daylight?
LlEvery day we lose a minute of daylight and gain a minute of night! The sunset used to be 8:50 pm and sunrise 6:15 am. Now it's 8:35 pm and 6:37 am. We lose 15 minutes of daylight! does anybody know why we're losing 1 minute of daylight when it's still summer?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Because the Earth is tilted and is constantly moving around the sun, so the hours of daylight change every day.
- Robin WLv 72 months ago
The summer solstice was back on June 20. That was the longest day of the year. Now days get shorter. Don't panic. This happens every year.
- TomLv 72 months ago
Because the Earth slowly circles the Sun while the TILT of the Earth's axis always points in the same direction (Far out into space near the north Star.) At Summer solstice, the axis in the north Hemisphere was pointed directly at the SUN, so our day is LONGER, but as we continue around, orbiting the Sun in relation to the tilt creeps farther and farther over, causing the day (From noon to Noon) to be 4 1/2 minutes shorter. every day. By Fall the Earth will be tilting 90 degrees away from the sun, giving us EQUAL day and night lengths----and later by Winter solstice, the axis in the northern hemisphere will be tilting away from the sun , thus "Smearing" the light from a lower angle----and letting it get cooler.---And the days at their shortest-----Of course the opposite is happening in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The_Doc_ManLv 72 months ago
Look up the term "Solstice" and you will find your answer. We are currently between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox. This pattern will continue until the Winter Solstice sometime late in December, usually 20th or 21st. Then the days will get longer again.
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- Bill-MLv 72 months ago
Because of the Tilt of the Earth's Axis and the Earth's Orbit around the Sun.
The Sun follows an elliptical path when viewed from Earth. At this time of Year the Sun is now moving south, so the Days in the Northern Hemisphere will be getting shorter and the Days in the Southern Hemisphere will be getting longer.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Because of the tilt of the earth's axis. As the earth orbits around the sun, the amount of sunlight changes for people who live far from the equator. During the summer, the sun does not set at the north pole. In winter, the nights are 24 hours long. At the equator however, the day is always the same length all year round. It is something I learned as a school kid, when I was 10 years old.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
well, it turns out that we define the start of summer as the longest day (sort of), so the only possible result is either to stay longest forever or to decrease time length. As we define the seasons, daylight length will decrease from the first day of summer until the first day of winter. It increases from the first day of winter until the first day of summer. Again and again.
- MorningfoxLv 72 months ago
You must be in the Northern hemisphere. In the South, we have been GAINING sunlight since June 21. Happens every year.
- JohnLv 72 months ago
Because the planets never stop moving.