Today is supposed to be the shortest day of the year, right? Why, then, does my Monthly Sunrise / Sunset chart show that December 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th ALL share the same amount of daylight (here)? (8 hours and 24 minutes at our lat/long.) I think I need a mathematician . . . or astrologer . . . or astronomer . . . or SOMEONE to explain that to me.
Just out of curiosity, I took a peek at the amount of daylight some of the rest of you readers are experiencing today (and, apparently, in the surrounding days!).
For folks around Albany, New York, you will get 9 hours and 2 minutes of daylight today.
Military families in Virginia Beach, Virginia are getting 9 hours and 39 minutes of sunshine (provided it's shining)!
Relatives in southern California will enjoy 9 hours and 53 minutes of holiday sun today.
"Locally", our readers in Minneapolis / St. Paul are getting 8 hours and 46 minutes of daylight today. 300 miles gains you 22 minutes of light! Go figure!
And, even though I have no readers in Alaska (do I??), Anchorage is experiencing 5 hours and 27 minutes of sunshine while in the dark north (Barrow), I get this reading: "Sun: down all day". Where do you wish YOU lived?