dailybell2008: Longitude vs Latitude?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Longitude vs Latitude?

Driving from New York to Montreal for the Still Listening celebration in honor of Pauline Oliveros, I stopped a few times overnight to visit with friends.

It was interesting to figure out the degree of influence in terms of position (north/south vs east/west) on the sunset times—degrees of longitude vs latitude.
As it turns out, in Upstate NY, our position in the time zone (Longitude) is a more significant factor than how far North we are.

Anyway, I love how late the sun sets at this time of year and look forward to a few more weeks before we head back the other way.

May 27, 2017. Sunset 8:21 PM.
Olivebridge, NY..

41.5279 N 74.2154 W

May 30, 2017. Sunset 8:23 PM.
Poestenkill, NY.

42.6904 N 73.5646 W

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