Solstice + 1 Month

January 1, 2020 by Team Journey North

The winter days are slowly getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere - one month past the winter solstice. Have you noticed? How are the lengthening daylight hours affecting the world around you?

Winter sun reflected on water in Cuyahoga National Park. Credit Edith Antl

What to Report

  • Report you day length for January 20, 2020.
  • Report seasonal signs of January.

How to Report your Day Length (Photoperiod)

Step 1: Look up your sunrise/sunset for January 20 using Google or other internet search engines. 

Step 2: Calculate the length of time between sunrise and sunset. 

Step 3: Report your day length for January 20.

Step 4: Explore the daylight map.

About This Project

Report your photoperiod on the 20th of every month, and on each equinox and solstice. Track changes in daylight over the course of the year on the sunlight map. Explore how day length changes in your part of the world as the Earth revolves around the Sun. Share and compare seasonal observations with people around the globe.