Calculate the Amount of Sunlight Left

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Here is a tip on how to calculate the amount of sunlight left. If you you hold your arm straight out in front of you and hold your 4 fingers in a line with you top index finger at the bottom of the sun and your pinkie to the ground each width of your hand will represent about 45 minutes of sun light left in the day!

Depending on the size of your hand it will always work out very close.

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numbnutz's picture

good tip, I just write down

good tip, I just write down the legal sunset in my note pad for each day and my gps has a clock. I can usally get 45 mins of shooting light after the sun goes behind the ridges.

good tip

good tip

Alpine_Archer's picture

I use this technique almost

I use this technique almost daily. I don't carry a watch anymore at all. It's a great tool to have. Though my hands are bigger then most so I guess 4 fingers is 1 hour lol.

Critter's picture

You've been watching too much

You've been watching too much survivor man

ManOfTheFall's picture

Good tip.

Good tip.