Friday, 23 December 2011

Longer and longer

Here in London there were 7 hours, 49 minutes and 48 seconds between sunrise and sunset today. This is important because yesterday it was only 7 hours, 49 minutes and 43 seconds. Yes, we gained 5 extra seconds of sunlight. Now that might not sound like something to get excited about but what it means is....

Sunset in London
Yesterday was the Winter solstice - the shortest day of the year. Thankfully the daylight hours will now start to get longer and longer. I can't wait ;-)

If you want to check your local sunrise and sunset times there is a great calculator on the Time and Date website.

Here are a few of our favourite sunrises and sunsets - most taken on holiday.

Sunset in Barbados

Sunset in Barbados


Cape Cod

Cape Cod


New England - Rock Harbor

Newport, Rhode Island

On the Rhine - as it nears the sea

On the Rhine - in Holland

On the Rhine - in Germany

Soon we'll be sowing seeds and enjoying the spring flowers. Until then, have a happy Christmas.

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