I'm sure we all know that our legal shooting time limits are based around sunrise and sunset. So where do you get your timings from?
The reason I ask is because like the tide times, they are regionally variable!
The sun rises in the East and sets in the West. Therefore it gets light in the East earlier, and obviousl it gets darker earlier too! "So what"? I hear you cry!
If you just google these times, or get them from a national source, chances are you will get them based on London.
However, if you check them locally away from London (Latitudinally) they will differ.
For instance, sunrise today at Lands end was 07:59, whereas in Felixstowe is was 07:37 which is 22 minutes before!
The next question is, if you were accused of shooting outside of legal timings, which would they try and use to prosecute? That I can't answer but surely the most local time would be deemed proper?
By using the London times, you could therefore be shooting illegaly locally too!
I get mine from 'Metcheck' here:
This allows me to put in a postcode or location to try to get my timings as accurate and legal as possible.
Food for thought eh?