Thursday, December 21, 2006

It's getting brighter!

Tomorrow is the winter solstice! It's the shortest day of the year. From then on it can only get better (ie brighter...).

The closer to the equator you live, the less you really care about this day. But if you grew up in Sweden, it kind of matters...

Tomorrow the sun will rise at 8.47 am and set at 2.47 pm in Stockholm*. That's six hours of daylight. Six. You go to work/school in darkness and come home in darkness.

Makes you really interested when the days will get longer...

*If you're above the artic circle, like in Kiruna, the sun won't rise at all tomorrow. 0 hours of daylight.

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