Winter Solstice

My friends and I have been exchanging Yule greetings, and one of them posted this technical info:

Sun data for Wednesday, December 21, 2005:

Sunrise 7:55 am
Sunset 4:20 pm

Sun data for Thursday, December 22, 2005:

Sunrise 7:55 am
Sunset 4:21 pm

Yes, it’s true, folks! We had one more moment of sunlight today than we did yesterday. If you had any doubts, you can now be assured: spring is just around the corner. (And I haven’t managed to get out on the slopes even once, yet.)

I forget that not everyone gets to enjoy/hate the fact that we get down to under eight and a half hours of sunlight per day – it seemed so normal to me until I spent a year in Arizona (where they don’t even use Daylight Saving Time). Now I appreciate these moments, even if they sometimes seem inconvenient.

Joyous Yule, everyone.

2 Comments so far

  1. Kelly (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 9:28 pm

    That extra minute is very important, dont’cha know? ;)

  2. samantha (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 10:00 pm

    See, I knew there was a reason (besides my insane cold) that I left the office way early today. It was to catch that extra minute!

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