It's the time of year when the daylight seems to disappear much earlier than expected. Coming home from a vacation further north (and in a different spot in the time zone) makes the early dark startle me even more.
At the end of this evening's walk it was still light enough out to be seen without wearing my blinking lights, but it appears I need to start wearing them soon. It was just after 7 PM, and the sunset today was at 7:21. Yikes!
For light comparison,here are two photos taken in close to the same spot at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland. The photo on the left was taken at 7:41 PM Newfoundland Daylight Time, and the photo on the right was taken at 8:05 PM. Both images show very different light in comparison with tonight's full dark at (about) 7:45 PM!
Of course I prefer looking at a slightly larger image! You can find a larger copy of the brighter image in Sunday's Magic light blog post.