Is it still safe to call it “sunny” Florida despite the early onset of dusk?
Today (Dec 21st) is the turning point:
From here on out – for the next 6 months – the hours of daylight will dilate …
Not that sunsets tomorrow or the next day or the next will be noticeably delayed – they won’t (other than of course that instantaneous and quite disorienting one-hour leap in daylight on the second week of March:
Otherwise it’s an imperceptibly slow process.
The photos do not show the sun set of the year’s “smallest” day – both were shot about a week ago when the days were still shortening.
But they were both taken over the “smallest” post office in the United States:
Zip Code 34141.
And yes, Florida is always “sunny” relatively speaking.
The sunset in Ochopee went down over one hour later (at 5:40 pm) than the 4:14 sunset over Cape Cod Bay in New England, as viewed from Wellfeet looking west toward Boston.