A measuring of the workings of time and the changing of seasons …
the waning crescent moon, 6:08 am September 2, 2013
the waning crescent moon, 6:07 am October 2, 2013
Over the course of a calendar month, it was a 27-minute loss of daylight at sunrise. At the sunset end of the day, it was 50-minute loss of daylight. In the southern hemisphere, the effect is the opposite with more daylight being added at sunrise and sunset.