Gauge for Length of Day (showing Solstices & Equinoxes)


Happy Spring Equinox! (or Fall Equinox if you’re south of the equator)


The 0.4% variance is because the sunrise and sunset in webCoRE rounds to the nearest minute. My next project with this is to incorporate the precise second available in the new $twcweather.

$twcweather.conditions.sunriseTimeLocal >>> "2018-12-19T07:28:58-0700"
$twcweather.conditions.sunsetTimeLocal  >>> "2018-12-19T17:10:52-0700"

Once this new data has been implemented, my dial should be spot on.


We are now exactly halfway thru Spring… So for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today begins the 3 month quarter with the most amount of sunlight. (there should really be a name for this)


For the remainder of this thread, unless stated otherwise, all of my data references are going to be for a location in the Northern Hemisphere. For those of you below the equator, the exact opposite should be true… (IE: 95% maximum sunlight for us would be 5% maximum sunlight for you)


We are currently dealing with a fairly bad heat wave…

I find it especially interesting seeing the gauge on my Dashboard…
We are currently at 95% of maximum sunlight.
(yet still 26 days until the Solstice)


I guess in a way, approaching the Solstice is like approaching “High Noon”