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A cool way to figure how many daylight hours are left in the day by useing your hands. **WARNING**You need to be able to see the sun!
For this, you need to have more than one hand. You can use one but it is more difficult.
Extend your arm fully so that your first hand is covering the sun. (so you do not lose eyesight) You do not count the hand covering the sun.I did not ...
Do the same as in step one with your other hand, but place under first hand.The blocks represent hands.
Keep going while counting until you reach the horizon. So in this picture, the blocks represent hands. There are about 4 hours of daylight left.
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Exactly. This was first mentioned in Ben Franklin's Almanac back in the early part of American History. Not sure where he got that info. It works well after 3pm.
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