Last night, driving through Kettering on an errand to buy another bag of special dog food for Howard, I found myself thinking It's already too dark to be biking home, and here it is 6:17. As I left work a half hour ago, I thought that it was light enough to still be well-enough lit after a forty-minute commute. But that first hopeful thought was proven wrong.
I had looked up the sunrise and sunset times a week ago and decided that Valentine's Day might be the first day with a workable amount of sunlight to allow a bike commute.Sunrise at 7:31 and sunset at 6:11 will leave10 hours and 40 minutes for eight and a half hours of work and an hour and a half for the commute.
As long as the weather holds.
Temperature: 45 to 48°F at 07:11
Winds: calm to 10 mph from the south
Sunrise today: 07:46
Sunset today: 17:55