Monday, December 17, 2007

The Winter Solstice Approacheth

The Dark of Midwinter

Today the sun didn't rise until 8:45am - it's 3:20pm and already the sun is going down. By the time the Solstice comes this year (Dec 22nd in 2007) the sun won't rise here before 8:49am and will set a mere seven hours and 27 minutes later. These next few days are the darkest days of our winter - time well spent in the comfort of celebration and hot chocolate!

1 comment:

michele said...

This is the part I dislike about winter the most. I can deal with the cold, but the darkness gets to me. I find myself counting down the days in December till solstice because then I can start looking forward to more sunshine... even as it gets colder!