If you are planning your own expedition, here is some usefull information for you.
Sunrise: 2020-04-02 06:35:31
Sunset: 2020-04-02 19:46:15
Next full moon: 2020/4/8 02:35:03
Next new moon: 2020/4/23 02:25:49
The picture above shows the times and dates of astronomical events with reference to local Durham time, times are shown inside the circle and dates outside the circle (one solar day and one year respectively).
It shows times of sunrise and sunset plus Dawn and Dusk, it also shows times of moonrise and moonset.
The blue sections of the face show times of three definitions of twilight, light blue is civil twilight where there should be enough light to conduct normal activities, mid blue shows nautical twilight where there is enough light to be able to see the horizon for navigation and dark blue shows astronomical twilight when it is not dark enough for astronomical observations.
The dates shown are for the current moon phase along with dates for the Equinox's, Solstice's and cross quarter days.
Sidereal and Solar Time.
Siderial time is a system whereby astronomers can locate celestial objects in the sky and is based on the time it takes the Earth to rotate to the same direction in space with reference to distant stars (as opposed to the Sun) which is aproximatly 23 hrs 56 mins.
Solar Time is based on the rotation of the earth and the position of the sun in the sky with respect to the local meridian.
As Hunwick is 1.7 degrees west of the Grenwich Meridian, it is always 6 min 50 seconds behind UTC and we have to take into account the Equation of time factor, where local 'Noon' can vary as much as +- 16 minutes due to the obliquity of the ecliptic and eccentricity of the Earth's orbit. This is the time as shown on a sundial, and is represented on the clock above by the orange hand.
For more information see: Equation of Time.
British Summer Time.
In the United Kingdom BST, one hour in advance of GMT, will be kept from 29 Mar 2020 to 25 Oct 2020.
- Vernal Equinox - Ostara 20 Mar 03:49
- Summer Solstice - Litha 20 Jun 22:43
- Autumn Equinox - Mabon 22 Sep 14:30
- Winter Solstice - Yule 21 Dec 10:02
Sun, Moon and Tide times.
Times are for North Shields, Tynemouth.
For Hartlepool tide Add 8 minutes
For Tees Entrance tide Add 12 minutes
For Whitby tide Add 30 minutes
|Thu 02||04:13 2.03 m||10:31 3.84 m||17:04 1.88 m||23:29 3.91 m||06:34||19:45||11:45||04:27|
|Fri 03||05:49 2.06 m||11:58 3.90 m||18:39 1.67 m||06:31||19:47||13:01||05:08|
|Sat 04||00:53 4.11 m||07:15 1.85 m||13:13 4.17 m||19:51 1.27 m||06:28||19:49||14:26||05:39|
|Sun 05||01:59 4.43 m||08:17 1.50 m||14:12 4.54 m||20:46 0.82 m||06:26||19:51||15:56||06:04|
|Mon 06||02:52 4.78 m||09:07 1.12 m||15:02 4.93 m||21:34 0.42 m||06:23||19:53||17:28||06:24|
|Tue 07||03:38 5.07 m||09:51 0.79 m||15:48 5.25 m||22:18 0.14 m||06:21||19:55||19:01||06:42|
|Wed 08||04:21 5.27 m||10:33 0.54 m||16:33 5.48 m||23:02 0.01 m||Full Moon||06:18||19:57||20:34||06:59|
Cross Quarter Days
- Imbolc 1 Feb 2020
- Beltain 1 May 2020
- Lammas 1 Aug 2020
- Samhain 1 Nov 2020
- Lent (Ash Wednesday) 26 Feb 2020
- Palm Sunday 05 Apr 2020
- Easter Sunday 12 Apr 2020
- Ascension Thursday 21 May 2020
- Penticost (Whit Sunday) 31 May 2020
- Christmas 25 Dec 2020
- Ramadan First day 24 April 2020
- Ramadan Last day 23 May 2020
- Islamic New Year sunset 19 Aug 1442
Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year 25 Jan 2020
- Year of the Rat
All times are Local time for Durham, Adjusted for BST when applicable.
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Do not base any decisions on information contained within this page.
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