Happy winter solstice 2014

Happy solstice to all for tomorrow, and warm thoughts to everyone south of the equator. Tomorrow marks the shortest day of the year for us. Each day will bring us more hours of daylight thereafter: trickling slowly at first and then with increasing speed. This torrent of extra daylight will slow down again in autumn, stopping at summer solstice.

Tomorrow in Canberra it will be 9 hours 46 minutes between sunrise and sunset. By contrast that figure will be 14 hours 32 minutes in 6 months time.

Keep warm all: see you again on a longer day.

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