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Longest daylight hours of the year!

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I am sure you have noticed our bright evenings.  The sunset tonight will be 9:00 p.m.  With the summer solstice just a week away, we are enjoying the longest daylight hours of the year!  The latest sunset for Portland will be 9:03 p.m. starting June 19th and continuing through July 2nd.  We are already seeing the year's earliest sunrise of 5:21 a.m.  The sun will start popping up later in the morning at 5:22, June 19th.  The summer solstice this year takes place on June 21st.  The solstice is known as the longest day of the year, which is true by a matter of seconds.

The topic of daylight saving time is always a debate with some.  Remember, if we were on standard time, the sunrise right now would be 4:21 each morning, meaning we would start to see brightness around 4:00 a.m. 

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @

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