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Cool Link for Those Who Want to Maximize Caching in Daylight

 
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:56 am    Post subject: Cool Link for Those Who Want to Maximize Caching in Daylight Reply with quote

OK here's a cool link to a web site where you can enter the date and the locations and it will provide you with the sunrise and sunset time. This is a great tool for planning future days.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My GPSr does the same thing.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
My GPSr does the same thing.

For your current location it does... What if you are planning a trip to South Dakota?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use civil twilight (center of sun is 6 degrees below the horizon) for planning morning cache trips, rather than sunrise (top of sun is at the horizon).

That gives you about a 30 minute head start on beating Moe to an FTF Smile.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My GPSMap 76 will show sun/moon rise/set for any waypoint or any spot I point to on the map.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
My GPSMap 76 will show sun/moon rise/set for any waypoint or any spot I point to on the map.

You and your "blinging" GPS Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur, my GPSr also give sunrise and sunset. However, what if you are planning a trip next weekend. Or next month. I don't think that your GPSr provides the data for a future date. The data that your GPSr is providing is part of the signal and the emfrs downloaded.

But then again, I only posted because it's a tool I have in my kit bag for use. Thought I would share.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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However, what if you are planning a trip next weekend. Or next month. I don't think that your GPSr provides the data for a future date.


Mine does. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You lucky sleeze Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even with my unit being able to do this, it's still nice to have more than one option for doing tasks like this. I can use a screwdriver to take nails out of the wall in a pinch, but why bother when a hammer is in reach? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

better question is who really cares about daylight anymore????
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:50 pm    Post subject: Weather Underground Reply with quote

http://wunderground.com/ does sunrise/sunset and moon as well, down to the minute for the location you specify, along with rather detailed weather information.

Kitch has a point, but it's good to know when to bring a flashlight. Oh, wait, I always bring my flashlight now these days. =)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm just kinda bummed that I need to carry a shovel. for a while.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
i'm just kinda bummed that I need to carry a shovel. for a while.....

Is that to dig the buried KB caches out of the snow? Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at least they won't go missing....(maybe)
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