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Upholstery Girl
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I find the older I get the more I need sunshine!  In Michigan from May to mid July the sunsets around 9:30 pm.  I love that.  BUT in the other months , especially the winter it sets at 6pm.  I believe on the island sunset is more consistant at 7:30 pm throughout the year.  My question is, was the early evening hours something you had to get use too?

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vicanuck
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Posted by: Upholstery Girl

I find the older I get the more I need sunshine!  In Michigan from May to mid July the sunsets around 9:30 pm.  I love that.  BUT in the other months , especially the winter it sets at 6pm.  I believe on the island sunset is more consistant at 7:30 pm throughout the year.  My question is, was the early evening hours something you had to get use too?

I had never really thought about it.

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singlefin
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My favorite time of the day is when the sun dips below the hill on the west side of my property. That’s the time to do some yard work, then have a cocktail on the gallery overlooking Buck Island. Sunsets are magical here. The majesty of it puts things into proper perspective.

Time is practically irrelevant here. Everything “come soon”

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East Ender
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There are 11 to 13 hours of sun during the year. Although it seems consistent, you will get used to the difference in summer and winter. The tropics are all about small changes in weather. Well, except for hurricanes. 😉 

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stxsailor
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I like the cool January and February nights (low 70's) hoodie and pj weather

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Scubadoo
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There is no daylight savings time in the VI. The sun is up early year round.  I tend to get up earlier with the sun although don't get to bed that much earlier.  So sun going down between 7-8PM isn't as much of a shock.  And with most of the island going to sleep between 9-10PM there's not much lost on the earlier sundown.

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Upholstery Girl
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So..the time doesn't change in the fall.  That is great to know as we don't like the time change concept.

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East Ender
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We are on Atlantic Standard. In the summer, it's the same as Eastern Daylight, but in the winter, we are an hour ahead (later). Late football games are really late. The time change only makes sense when you are trying to maximize daylight, and we have plenty of it.

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singlefin
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Fun Fact:

Only two states, Arizona and Hawaii, and the five US Territories do not apply daylight savings time.

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Fishbait
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In New York in winter it's getting dark at 4:30 PM Eastern Standard which really sucks. Once the Christmas lights are no longer on in January it is downright depressing. I't's nice having daylight until after 8 PM in June or July on Eastern DST but I'll trade it for a more consistent hot climate & sunrise / sunset times. 

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