WFXR Weather Trivia: Losing seconds of daylight as we head into fall


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Southwest Virginia has been losing daylight since late August.

During this time of year, the earth is tilting away from the sun. For the Northern Hemisphere, this means nights are beginning to get longer and days are slowly getting shorter.

This week’s question asks about how much daylight do we lose each day this time of year in Southwest Virginia?

Check out the answer below to see if you’re right:

Southwest Virginia usually loses the most daylight each day during September. On average, we lose about two minutes and 20 seconds of daylight daily.

The longest day of the year is marked by the summer solstice, which takes place between June 20 – 22. The shortest day of the year occurs on the winter solstice, which occurs between December 21 – 22.

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