2 thoughts on “Sunsets, timezones, dialing codes, and more!”

  1. Crazy! I had to look up the three types of twilight. And lo and behold, all sorts of new and exciting trivia:

    Civil = Sun is no more than 6 degrees below the horizon
    Nautical = Sun is no more than 12 degrees below the horizon
    Astronomical = Sun is no more than 18 degrees below the horizon

    Civil twilight is used (as you might guess by the name) for legal purposes as the differentiation between day and night. It’s at this point that you need to turn on your headlights. And who knew that there was a stiffer penalty for burglary at night than during the day?

    And more! Twilight lasts 2 hours on Mars as opposed to generally only 30 minutes on Earth!

    And adjectives!! Nocturnal for night. Diurnal (?) for day. And crepuscular for twilight!!

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