If the grey mornings and dark evenings are getting you down, you can sleep peacefully tonight, knowing that tomorrow will be lighter and brighter. Winter has barely begun, yet tomorrow we start working our way back towards the long and hot days of summer.
Today the winter solstice comes to an end, marked by the shortest day of the year in Australia, with the sun rising at 7.18am and due to set at 5.05pm – providing only 9 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.
Tonight at 9.28pm the sun will reach the most northerly position of the year, known as the winter solstice.
With the sun rising earlier you’ll find it easier to jump out of bed in the mornings – but with freshly groomed snow and three lifts running up here, what more motivation do you need? And of course, with the sun growing stronger for the remaining two months of winter, don’t forget your sunscreen!
On the other side of the world today Londoners will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunshine, with the sun rising at 4:43am and setting at 9:21pm, but don’t be too envious – none of them will be making turns under blue skies!
IMAGE: The Summit Chair early this morning. (credit: Jeff Books, MHRS)
21 June 2010