Estimate The Time Of Sunset With Your Hand

If you're out in the unforgiving wilderness (or you just want to get home before dark), you can use your fingers to easily estimate how long you have until the sun sets.

Fully extend your arm and count the number of finger widths between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is about 15 minutes, which means each hand width should be about an hour. Remember that this is just an estimate, so if you want to be conservative, make sure to give yourself a bit more time than you measure if you want to get home before dark.

Remaining Daylight on Your Fingers [Groovy Matter via Reddit]


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    A good one for those observing Ramadan. Me? I'm off to eat a bacon sandwich right now.

    interesting :) this will come in handy for some of my friends

    This is nonsense if you are at either low or high latitude and close to either solstice.

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