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Questions tagged [time]

Questions about time, such as telling it without a watch

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How to get up for an alpine start without an alarm?

Sometimes, one needs to get up for an alpine start i.e. really, really early, and yet not have a functioning alarm. Cell phones have a tendency to lose the correct time when shut off and then turned ...
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Approximating the time remaining before sun is set and it starts getting dark

Is there a definite way of approximating the time remaining before sun is set and it starts getting dark? I do understand that there is a time difference between 'Sunset' and the 'moment when it gets ...
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How to tell the time at night

What is the simplest way to approximate time after the sun has set? Perhaps using the moon's height and phase? This would make the most sense to me, but what could you do in the case of a new moon?
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How do you determine how long a hike will take?

Is there a general rule of thumb for converting miles to hours when looking at a potential hike? For example, how long does it take an average person walking at an average speed to walk a mile on the ...