Solstice + 1 Month
The winter days are slowly getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere - just over one month past the winter solstice. Have you noticed?
How to Participate
Report on the 20th of every month, and on each equinox and solstice. Track changes in daylight over the course of the year on the daylight 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. Are you noticing any seasonal signs that the spring equinox is only a few months away?
Julie in Heathsville, VA: “Male Goldfinches beginning to show color.” (01/11/2021)
How to Report your Day Length (Photoperiod)
Step 1: Look up your sunrise/sunset on the 20th of every month.
Step 2: Calculate the length of time between sunrise and sunset.
Step 3: Report your day length on the 20th of every month.
Step 4: Explore the Daylight map and compare your part of the world with other locations as the Earth revolves around the Sun.