Ireland: What time does it get dark?

Mar 12th, 2005, 11:02 AM
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Ireland: What time does it get dark?

Hello all,
I'll be doing the whirlwind driving tour (Dublin to Shannon in 48 hours) March 29-30, and I want to know how many hours of daylight I'll have.
Anybody have a clue what time it gets dark in SW Ireland about then? Also, what time does the sun come up?
I heard daylight saving starts over Easter, the day before. So, I'll need to figure that in.
Thanks Everybody,
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Mar 12th, 2005, 11:05 AM
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March 30

Rise 7:05
Set 19:52
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Mar 12th, 2005, 11:09 AM
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Someone, somewhere on this site once posted this website:

It's not all that specific, but it might help.
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Mar 12th, 2005, 11:12 AM
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Posts: 19,000 will print a calendar for a month's solar days at a time. With lunar phases if you wish.

(That was the 29th I posted above. The 30th is 7:03 - 19:53.)
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Mar 13th, 2005, 02:17 AM
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Easter Sunday (27 Mar) the EU goes on daylight saving time (summer time). So sunrise will be a little later and evenings will be a little longer.

Ireland is pretty far north (54 deg N) so summer days are long. Figure on about 20:00 (8:00 PM) for sunset the 1st of April. Don't start your drive too early: you might encounter frost and that could be slick - as if you didn't have enough to worry about.
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Mar 13th, 2005, 05:40 AM
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Oddly, it also gets dark there from about 4pm to 530 pm every afternoon. Not sure why.
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Mar 13th, 2005, 07:29 AM
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Actually, the sun will rise on the 26th at 6:12, and on the 27th at 7:10. From this, it can be inferred that DST is already figured into the times I originally gave:

Mar 29 7:05 - 19:52
Mar 30 7:03 - 19:53

So you'll have 13 hours of daylight - but don't push it, okay?
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