Estimating Remaining Daylight

If you’re outdoors you can easily estimate how long until the sun sets using your fingers.  Extend your arm fully and count the number of finger widths between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is about 15 minutes, which means each hand width should be about an hour.   Count the finger widths between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is equivalent to fifteen minutes, with each hand totaling an hour. When the sun dips low enough that only two hands fit. (A caveat: if you’re near the poles, the sun will hover over the horizon for a longer period of time, giving you an inaccurate reading.)

Estimate Remaining Daylight

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