Winter Solstice, Anchorage, Alaska 2010

December 21 can be a strange day. In a sense it's depressing because it's the shortest day of the year. The sun rose at 10:11 a.m. and set at 3:41 p.m. Not a lot of daylight. But the solstice can also be uplifting. Every day after this day it will be lighter and lighter and before we know it, summer has arrived and the sun will never set.

We gained 17 seconds of daylight today.

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