What time does it start to get dark where you are at?

@cream97 (29180)
United States
November 17, 2008 5:04pm CST
Here in Sumter, South Carolina, it starts to get dark around 5:25 p.m. or so. The time settings has recently changed, and it gets darker quicker now. It used to get dark around 8:30 p.m. I like this time change. I like when it gets dark this early. What about you? Do you like your time zone setting?
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
18 Nov 08
It gets dark here about the same time. I'm also on the East Coast. I hate the early darkness. It makes it feel too late.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, I agree, it does feel late.. Later than what the time states..
@toddsarm (767)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
about 4:30 pm
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
That is something!
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
18 Nov 08
It gets dark around 5:30 p.m. here in Oklahoma, I mean completely dark. It used to get dark around 9pm during the summer. I don't like the time change myself, I don't like it getting dark early because it doesn't give you much time do things outside. Its also taken me awhile to get used to the time change, I kept waking up earlier in the morning, and at night I would get sleepy earlier..lol.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, I find myself, getting sleepier at night too. I hate when this happens, because I want to stay up a little longer. I get tired before 9 at night..
17 Nov 08
Hi cream97, Our time change here the UK around 4.00 and its just about getting dark, but I don't like it, its too gloomy, I love the sunshine, it used to get dark around 9 or ten in the summer. Tamara
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, I can understand your point! I would rather see it get dark at 9 than at 4 in the afternoon..
@Anne18 (11036)
17 Nov 08
Im in England, East Anglia and it gets dark here around 4.30pm in the afternoon.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Wow! I have never heard of it getting dark this early until today!
@greenline (14874)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
I live in Vancouver , British Columbia. It starts getting dark around 5 pm. Yeah, that's normal for places along this latitude. Have a nice dark evening !!
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
The same to you too!
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Hi Cream, I think we have the same time to get dark because I am living in North Carolina just few hours maybe from where you are. Yes, I like this time setting too. I don;t like when the sun is still there and it is 7 or 8 pm already. Too late to get dark? and in the morning 7am is still dark.. I don't like it. I like this time setting now.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, morning will come at 6 in the morning now, and before it was dark at 6 in the morning...
@story15 (112)
• United States
17 Nov 08
In Arizona it gets dark about 5:30. Arizona doesn't have daylight savings time. I like it when it gets dark early. I don't like the long summer days.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, I like when it gets dark early here too..
@ptl9900 (209)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
I am from Alberta and it gets dark like at 6.00. And also the sun rise is pretty late. I really hate it when it is like this. People are more lazy and tire faster and also we never feel like getting up in the morning. club that with the cold weather and we have a lousy day!!!!
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I know. Having it get dark this early this make a person feel lazy and tired..
@lilcee (2705)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Hi cream. It gets dark here about that time too. I'm in FL. I don't like the time change. My body still isn't used to it. I wake up early and get tired early. Oh wait, I'm tired all day LOL It's getting cold here in FL - and dark
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, I see. I get very tire around 8 or 9 at night myself..
@ersmommy1 (12608)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I live in Missouri. It starts to get dark here about 4:30pm. To give you an idea, it is 5 after 5pm here right now. And it is dark. There is a definite need for car headlights.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Wow! That is very amazing for it to get dark this early! I have never seen it get like this here before. I will have to look for this new phase!
@Anne18 (11036)
18 Nov 08
Around 4.15pm in my part of England, we are having to shut the front curtains almost as soon as we get in from school. The back windows look onto the garden which is very private and I don't close those curtains until hubby goes to work. I don't want everyone in the street looking in at me and what I am doing!! Not that I am doing anything special or wrong
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Hi cream, I think we have the same time because I am living in North Carolina maybe few hours from where you are now. Yes I like this time of year when it gets dark earlier. I don't like when there is still sun and it's already 7 or 8 pm? and we are not getting that early today unlike before that 7am is still very dark..
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@Crizhant (187)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
Hello. I'm from Philippines and it gets dark here at around 5:45, it used to bew 6:00 but i do not know what happened, lol. I like it coz the surrounding gets cooler when it getting dark.. :)
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
22 Nov 08
i dont like at all this winter time.the time is 4:00 in the afternoon but its very dark and cold already.i thought its in the middle of the night but when i looked at my watch its just 4:00 p.m
@Metalchick (1339)
20 Nov 08
It starts getting dark over here in England really early now especially now the clocks have gone back too. The sun starts setting at around 16:00 to 16:30 and by about half five it may as well be nighttime. Hate having to drive home from work in the dark I mean I love driving at night don't get me wrong but on the way home from work it just feels way too early. Feels like i've lost my day as I normally get into work just as the sun starts rising....will be glad when our summers here.
• United States
19 Nov 08
i'm on the same coast,so we're about at the same time,though it seems a lil closer to 4:30 for me.i don't mind it getting dark earlier,but it cuts down on my yardwork unfortunetly.
@balasri (26579)
• India
18 Nov 08
It is getting darker by 6 pm nowadays because it is winter here already in the southern part of India.During summer the day is ling and the sun sets at 7 pm.
@suzzy3 (8439)
18 Nov 08
In England kent it starts to get dark around five at the moment but it will soon be dark at four o'clock.My son comes home from school about that time so it is not to bad ,we all settle in around the tv or do something else,it is cosy.
@williamjisir (22914)
• China
18 Nov 08
Hello cream. I was thinking of posting a similar discussions yesterday evening when it was getting dark. I noticed it very carefully that it gets very dark at 6:30pm. So it means that more electricity is to be used than the other seasons because the early arrival of darkness. I like it when it gets dark as we can no nothing to change it. lol. Good day, cream.