26 November 2011

See ya later, sunset!

The view from my kitchen window one day last winter
At this time of year I start to get kind of squirrelly because of the very short days. Because my days are my own, and most mornings I don't have to get out of bed to be somewhere before it gets light, the primary day length issue for me is what time the sun sets.

I spent a little time perusing a sunrise/sunset calendar for my area and made a wonderful discovery. Today the sun set at 4:25 pm. In just over a week, on December 5, the sun will set five minutes earlier at 4:20 pm and that will be as early as it ever sets. Ever. Oh, the days will continue to get shorter, and sunrise will be later and later until January 5, but that critical sunset time bottoms out in 9 more days.

I may just make it this year, and I'll try to appreciate the the view.


  1. That is a really nice photograph :)

  2. Thanks, Madeleine cropped it according to her artistic eye, but it's otherwise unedited.

  3. Thank you for the information about the sunset. I also find this REALLY difficult right now. Sunset being so early for only 9 more days. I can do that! HUGS!



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