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Summer sun strength

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Libellula
post 29.May.2011, 08:38 PM
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As I have developed a sun allergy (medications), and planning a visit and probable move to northern Sweden, can someone tell me how bright the light is in the summer months. I am checking out websites and the days are already much longer than here in France. So does the sun drop down below the horizon in the evenings? I have spent the last few weeks covered up, sitting in the shade, and gardening at about 9pm. Any info gratefully received.

Thanks

Libellula
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Rick Methven
post 29.May.2011, 09:33 PM
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Location: Linköping
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In the north of Sweden at this time of year you will have to do the gardening between 23;00 and 02;00

Check this out to get the sun position
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Rick Methven
post 30.May.2011, 06:38 AM
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I woke up this morning to sun streaming through the blinds on the bedroom window. I thought it must be about 07:00.

It was 03:50 biggrin.gif

and that is in the south
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JulieLou40
post 30.May.2011, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE (Libellula @ 29.May.2011, 08:38 PM) *
As I have developed a sun allergy (medications), and planning a visit and probable move to northern Sweden, can someone tell me how bright the light is in the summer months. I ... (show full quote)

..We've got nigh on 24 hour sunlight here in the North at the moment...it's a bit confusing when dawn is before midnight biggrin.gif
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CCVB
post 30.May.2011, 03:01 PM
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Hi

I also am allergic to UVAs and UVBs, the sun is pretty strong here in Stockholm so higher North will be worse I imagine...

I never go out without a light jacket with long sleeves to cover my arms and always long trousers to cover my legs, its a bummer for sure and walking the dog makes me sweat like hell but have to protect my body as much as possible otherwise, hello red spots and itchiness that drives me nuts day and night, I also take Ceterizine which I find here in pharmacies without prescription at the cost of around 6-7 euros for 14 pills and when I use sunblock ( rarely since I always cover my body ), its the one for UVs allergies and it has a lvl 50 protection since my skin is more than fair...

So in my case, I am not worse here than I was in the UK or Belgium, I have to use the same "rituals" no matter where I go
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Rick Methven
post 30.May.2011, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (JulieLou40 @ 30.May.2011, 01:03 PM) *
..We've got nigh on 24 hour sunlight here in the North at the moment...it's a bit confusing when dawn is before midnight biggrin.gif

If you look at the sun position calculator, for where you are today the sun rose at 02:08 and will set at 22:50 but with twilight taken into consideration, it does not go dark at all
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Mzungu
post 30.May.2011, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE (Rick Methven @ 30.May.2011, 07:38 AM) *
I woke up this morning to sun streaming through the blinds on the bedroom window. I thought it must be about 07:00.. It was 03:50 biggrin.gif . and that is in the south


Better purchase a sleeping mask...

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*similar to the one illustrated*
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Rick Methven
post 30.May.2011, 03:46 PM
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At my age I would have a heart attack just looking
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gplusa
post 30.May.2011, 03:46 PM
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Yes, we're meaning daylight, rather than direct sunlight. It's a readable light level outside all the time now.
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JulieLou40
post 30.May.2011, 04:06 PM
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Grant, you explained it better than me, but yes, that's what I meant lol cool.gif
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Rick Methven
post 30.May.2011, 04:14 PM
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Length Of Visible Light 24h 00m
Length of Day 20h 50m (visible sun)
Tomorrow will be 7m 37s longer.
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jan.petras
post 31.May.2011, 11:16 AM
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QUOTE (CCVB @ 30.May.2011, 04:01 PM) *
Hi I also am allergic to UVAs and UVBs, the sun is pretty strong here in Stockholm so higher North will be worse I imagine...I never go out without a light jacket with long sl ... (show full quote)

You can't be allergic to sun WTF are you a Vampire?
It's like stating you're alergic to water...

Sun gives you life. Sun is the only thing which enables your skin to produce Vitamin D, if you were alergic to Sun you would have no Vitamin D in your body, thus, no immune system and you would have been still a kid for not growing. Vitamin D enables your body to: assimilate calcium for growing your bones; produce white blood cells for growing an immune system.

It's nearly impossible to get your daily dose of Vitamin D though food. You would have to:
- eat at least 600g of fish + drink at least 800g of Vitamin D fortified milk + take vitamin D supplements.

The only other option is eating raw, light-exposed mushrooms which are sometimes toxic.

What you have may be a hormonal disorder, go see another doctor. It's totally curable. You can't be allergic to the sun. You can be sensitive to the UV's for a period of time due to a hormonal disorder.
That is all.
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CCVB
post 31.May.2011, 12:38 PM
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Are you a specialist in the matter?? dont think so since you do not seem to know what you are talking about ...

Ok, Sun allergies do not exist ( I never said they did ) but sunlight allergies do and there are several very different conditions out there but it cant be true, all those people suffering must be vampires wacko.gif

There are people out there who can not be exposed to sun/daylight at all, not even in their home, they have to block all sunlight to get in, it is a genetic condition that starts in very small kids, I have seen documentaries on TV about that, the parents and kids had to live in the dark with lights on all day long and if the kids had to go out, even in the winter, just the daylight would make them hurt horribly withburning sensations lasting a few days, the parents had to cover up the kids fully before to leave the house, it was heartbreaking to watch and if you google it, you should be able to find stuff about it...

Read my post again, I do not say that I am allergic to the sun, do I but to the UVs and it has nothing to do with my hormones in my case and Im sure in many other cases... Its a reaction my skin has from around mid April to end of September and the condition is called Polymorphic Light Eruption, it doesnt make me a vampire, lucky for you ... then again, vampires are so popular at the moment and they can now live in the sunlight because they evolved so nicely, they are all hot and fit, shame I am not one because it would mean that I could actually walk in the sun without fearing an itchy rash wink.gif

I have suffered from UV allergies since 1999 now. it just happened, from one year to the next and have seen my share of doctors and dermatologists,in 3 different countries since I moved a lot in the past 10 years, none called me vampire, none dared to tell me that I was talking rubbish or made me look like an idiot, all gave me the same recommendations for the spring and summer months...no miracle cure, just avoid UVs, being in the shade wont help either so cover up or take chemicals ( Cetirizine ) which I do not want to take unless I really do not have the choice

The poster of this thread seems to suffer from the same allergy but yes, she/he does say that she/he is allergic to the sun so we might be in the presence of a vampire, the first one who dares to make himself/herself known ...so should it be a male looking like Alexander Skarsgard, please come and bite me... tongue.gif
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Libellula
post 31.May.2011, 05:30 PM
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Thanks CCVB for the excellent answer to Jan.Petras!!

I have a similar regime to you but the condition has only recently started, due possibly to one of my medications, I am due to go for allergy tests soon, so hopefully the pain and itching can be relieved.

Thanks Rick for the link, will take a look.
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Libellula
post 31.May.2011, 05:37 PM
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Meant to add, I found sf 70 sun block in the US, made by Neutrogena.

I have a large comfrey plant in the garden and if I get too much heat on my arms I stuff some of the leaves up my sleeves! Maybe I am a witch, not a vampire???

I have actually gone to an early fancy dress barbeque as a vampire as I was able to cover up in a long flowing white robe and loads of white zinc sun block on my face and arms, LOL =^.^=
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