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Sunrise, Sunset, Axis Inclination and Orbit: My question: For Ottawa Canada, why is the sunrise earlier for December (7:23 AM) than November (7: 42 AM). Shouldn’t the days start becoming longer AFTER the mid-winter solstice? For my location, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, the times listed on the Internet for sunrise for this year are: January 7:43 AM February 7:25 March 6:41 April 5:43 May 5:51 June 5:19 July 5:19 August 5:47 September 6:24 October 7:01 November 7:42 December 7:23 Here are the web site addresses for November and December: November http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp?comb_city_info=Ottawa,%20Ontario;75.8;45.3;-5; 1&month=11&year=2008&time_type=0&use_dst=1 December http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp?comb_city_info=Ottawa,%20Ontario;75.8;45.3;-5; 1&month=12&year=2009&time_type=0&use_dst=1 Thanks in advance for your reply. Jeffrey Asher
Re: Why is the day longer in December instead of January for Ottawa Canada?
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