The Sun Will Rise An Hour Early

Sunrise in Pittsburgh, 13 Nov 2009 (photo by David Fulmer, CC license on Flickr)

The sun will rise an hour early tomorrow in Pittsburgh.

At 2:00am on 4 Nov 2018 the cell networks will push out the new time (1:00am Standard Time) to our mobile phones.  We’ll gain an hour of sleep and will be surprised when the sun sets just after 5pm. Rush hour will start at dusk on Monday.

Now that we’ve passed the autumnal equinox we’re losing daylight every day.  Tomorrow we’ll lose two minutes! 

Sunrise/sunset in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 3 and 4, 2018 (screenshots from SunDroid)

Meanwhile, birds are unaffected by our trick with clocks and will still cue on daylight.  When the crows show up in Oakland at rush hour, lots of people will be surprised. 

Hundreds pf crows above Bayard (photo by Kate St. John)
Hundreds of crows above Bayard Street  at dusk, 7 Nov 2016 (photo by Kate St. John)

Monday will be the first time people and crows are on the same schedule.  😉

(photo credits: Pittsburgh sunrise by David Fulmer, CC license on Flickr, screenshots of SunDroid app & photo of crows by Kate St. John)

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