Thursday, December 21, 2006

Shortest Day

Today is the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. My favourite season is winter (so I've probably chosen a good place to live, eh?). Partly because of the cold, but also because of the shorter daylight hours. I always secretly rejoice on the Summer Solstice (the longest day) because I know that the days will start getting shorter from then on (I say secretly because I told someone that once and they almost smacked me). And I always get a pang of disappointment when the Winter Solstice passes.

Before Art retired we thought we might be moving to Atlin. So, every day for a whole year I logged onto the Weather Network and recorded the sunrise and sunset times for both Atlin and Burnaby (our home at the time). Just for the fun of it. Ya, I know, I have a weird idea of fun ..... but it really was. Gathering data is just one of those quirky things I like to do.

For instance ..... in case you are even remotely interested ..... today, this shortest day, the times for Burnaby are 8:04am & 4:16pm. Here in Endako the sun rose at 8:41am and will set at 4:01pm. And Endako is only 1/2 way up the province. In Atlin the sun came up at 10:09am and will set at 3:47pm.

OKAY. I'm stopping now. You can stop nodding off.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes... short can be good! e