Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Let there be light.. and there was
Winter in Blighty is dark. Day times are so short that we miss out on evening and go straight from afternoon to night time. Then in the spring, evening gets reintroduced just ahead of the night time.
Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the UK. So if you are fed up with the dark nights, tomorrow is a day to celebrate. Thursday 22nd December will be lighter by 3 seconds!
What will you do with all this extra daylight? Well start making plans, because day light will rapidly increase over the next month. By the end of January it will be almost an hour lighter than now, with a sunset at 4.47pm.