SolsticialPosted: Fri 21 December, 2018
Today’s the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. From here, the days get longer again, although initially it’s barely noticeable. (From that page, by New Year the day will be one whole minute longer than today, although the differences do increase as we go through the year)
In terms of daylight, this day is 8 hours, 49 minutes shorter than on June Solstice.
Oddly, the latest sunrise doesn’t happen ’til the end of the year, rather than being on the shortest day. (Orbital mechanics be weird, y’all)
Regardless, at least the days are going to get longer. We’re almost over the hump.