Sunrise: 5:19 AM
Sunset: 8:15 PM

Length of the day:
14 hours and 56 minutes

On this date in 1883, Vermont experienced its worst forest fire in the state’s history in the vicinity of Groton. And looking back over 200 years ago in 1780, smoke from fires was darkening the skies of New England on this date, though the fires were in the western US. It was reported that candles were needed to read, and birds went to roost in the middle of the day.