EIGHT: Seven minutes gone

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The summer solstice is a bare seventeen days in the past. On that morning sunrise was at 5.55am and there was a line of bright light under the bedroom blinds when my alarm went off at 5.45. That light has already faded.  This morning the sun did not appear until 6.07am when our walk was already well underway.

The good news, and I find it quite quirky, is that sunset tonight was 8.46pm and on the solstice it disappeared at 8.42. Which makes for a net loss of 3 minutes of light for the day. And so, seconds and minutes at a time, this part of the planet inexorably moves back towards winter.

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~ by korechronicles on January 8, 2013.

One Response to “EIGHT: Seven minutes gone”

  1. I sympathise, even as I take hope for myself! You will just have to get on an aeroplane and chase the sunrise this way…!

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