Light at the end of the day!

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    Dec 14, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
    It is with great joy that I say to my fellow sun worshippers....today is the last day of the earliest sunsets in the Northern hemisphere!
    On December 15 sunset is a minute later!

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    The next major benchmark is the mathematical day with the shortest total length of daylight. This is the December (winter)Solstice, on Dec 21, at 6:03 PM, EST.
    Let us celebrate the Druid festival of "Alban Arthan", which is Welsh for "Light of Winter". It is the in this darkest time of the year we celebrate the return of the Divine Child, the Mabon, the rebirth of the golden solstice Sun, who will bring warmth, light and life back to Earth again. The Wheel of the Year revolves beyond death and towards new light and new life.


    The shortest day is mathematical, because even though sunset has started to get later in the day, sunrises continue to get later too, until January 10, 2015, when the sunrise starts to recede to an earlier time, by a minute. The key is that sunsets are lengthening and adding daylight(setting later) slower, than sunrises are shortening(rising later), until the solstice...on December 21, when the sunsets are adding time faster than the sunrise deduct daylight.
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    Dec 14, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    Thanks. I was wondering about that. I couldn't remember what day the solstice was and was looking at the sunrises and sunsets trying to figure it out; in the end it was easier to just google it.
  • toastvenom

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    Dec 16, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    not that it makes much of a difference, we seldom see the sun now cuz its always overcast
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    Dec 20, 2014 11:13 PM GMT
    It was foggy this morning; for here that's when you know you're really in the midst of winter. Although it hasn't gotten very cold yet.