Calculating Feelings by the Sun and the Moon
These are the facts, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory's Astronomical Applications Department.
On June 21,
the sun rises at 5:43 a.m. EDT
and sets at 8:37 p.m. EDT.
It is the longest day of the year,
and I miss you.
the moon will rise at 5:10 a.m. EDT
And a half-hour and 3 minutes later,
the sun will take its place.
Technically, that day
will be as long as the day before
Until the day after,
when, on June 23, we will
have one minute less of light.
But I will miss you all the same
and for just as long.
Exactly six months from now
time will have fallen back already.
That day will be the shortest yet.
It will be December 21 and
The sun will rise at 7:23 a.m. EST
and set at 4:50 p.m. EST.
between the Summer
and Winter solstices
How I feel about you
will not be measured off
In seconds minutes or hours,
by Eastern Daylight
or Standard intervals.
This will always be so.
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