mistYmusers may be thinking it’s mistYmuse (Most Ideal Sunrise Times – Midwinter Until Spring Equinox) time this week, but that’s because it’s the last week of British Summer Time (BST) in the UK, and similar hour-forward timing over Europe, from March to October. That’s why it’s known in the mYm world as False Dawn Week… from now on… as this is the first of its kind!
The thought that it may be mYm time may especially be true when there are great sunrises, like here this morning; like those I recorded a decade ago:
The sunrise times will reach their BST late peak on Saturday October 26th at 07.53, and with the clocks going back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/(UTC) overnight, they’ll go back to 06.55 – back earlier than the sunrise time of September 25th (06.56).
They’ll continue getting later a couple of minutes a day, and will reach Saturday’s sunrise time of 07.53 again just over a month later on November 27th.
The latest sunrises of the winter (providing a positive to balance the negative of less sun and heat, for S.A.D. [Seasonal Affective Disorder] mental health sufferers) will be from December 28th to 31st at 08.24; not the 21st as I expected! On January 1st, 2020 they’ll start getting earlier again.
The above are Leeds times from the Time and Date website.
British Summer Time on Wikipedia.