As I was looking at the sunrise and sunset data from the Navy, I thought of different ways to visualize the data. Now I'm not terribly creative, so I came up with this simple plot of the weekly averages for the length of the days and nights. It's not terribly creative, but it's quite fun to see how long the day is compared to the night right around week 25, the summer solstice.
Check it out:
Thank goodness we're on the upward climb of that peak. Also, check out how steep that climb is. You can really visualize how much the length of day starts swinging this time of year.
Around weeks 45 through 5, things seem pretty bleak, it's as if the days will never get longer, then you start down that slope toward the vernal equinox and it feels so good to see the sun again!