The longest night of the year, and the shortest day of the year. Here in Anchorage, Alaska that means sunup around 10:30am and sunset around 3:30pm. And darkness. So for now, the days will start getting longer, though colder. Winter Solstice is December 21, and summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is June 21. Equinox is March 21 and Sept 21, both days when, technically, everywhere on the planet gets the same amount of day and night. I’m not sure it works out exactly to be that way, but that’s the theory behind it, anyway.
So, for the shortest day of the year, I’ll make it a short post.
Happy solstice, folks.
PS – the photo is from Kennicott Glacier, near McCarthy, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska.