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It's the last Sunday in March tomorrow. Hooray!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Remember to change your clocks. The last you'd want to miss out on during the misery of this crisis, is the extra hour of staying at home we get.
     
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  2. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I'm not sure about there being an extra hour, but yes, I always love these new lighter evenings.
    In fact half past six is my new favourite time. Hands down.
     
  3. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Shortest day of the year. It means we get one less hour in lockdown.
     
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Clocks go forward - not back
     
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  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    ... will be on December 20th ;)

    Date is a bit arbitrary but it's close to the vernal equinox (when day and night are the same length). That was about a week ago.
     
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  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

  7. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Clocks go forward so 23 hours in the day.
     
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  8. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Tomorrow Sunday is the shortest, only 23 hours in duration.
     
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  9. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Eh? December 20th is the shortest day and June 20th is the shortest night.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
  10. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Midnight to midnight is 23 hours
     
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  11. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Clocks change in the middle of the night so doesn't affect day length, which tomorrow will be 12 hours 47 minutes, very little different from today. Day length on December 20th will be 7 hour 49 minutes.


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  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Trust me. If you get the question in a pub quiz , the last Sunday in March is the correct answer.
     
  13. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I avoid pub quizzes! Disputed answers usually turn on definitions of the words in the question on which the quizmaster arbitrarily rules they are right. A bit like some TES threads.

    As I'm sure you'll agree if I set a timer running at sunrise this morning and stop it at sunrise tomorrow morning it will read '24 hours' (+/- 3 or 4 minutes) not 23 hours. So the length of the day hasn't changed, we've just measured it with a different ruler.

    If I measure your height and you are six foot tall have you shrunk by a foot if a put an extra bit of wood into the middle of the ruler and measure you again?
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
  14. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    I have locked horns a few times with @Rott Weiler and annoyingly he often turns out to be correct.

    Would never tell him that, mind. Move along folks, nothing to see here....
     
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  15. Lidnod

    Lidnod Senior commenter

    Do you think we will see April Fools Day spoofs this year or is it inappropriate?
     
  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    First day of Summer time tomorrow - and it will be bloody freezing
     
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  17. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    :D

    You are too kind @dumpty
     
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  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Bound to. Probably more so than ever. Not only has the wind up community a far greater arsonel of wind up weapons at its disposal than ever before, people are becoming more gulible as each day passes. With social media, the current national emergency and fear provides the ideal playground.
     
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    We have Johnson as our PM

    April fools jokes are utterly superfluous
     
  20. Lidnod

    Lidnod Senior commenter

    All in the best possible taste!
     

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