Today was the winter solstice, at 8:07 pm Eastern Australia time to be exact. Today sunrise was at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:58 pm. Today was the shortest day of the year.
Tomorrow the days start getting longer. Tomorrow we’ll have a smidge more daylight. Tomorrow will be colder.. That’s the problem with the solstice. The shortest (and longest) days of the year don’t fall in the middle of the season, they fall at the start. So while we’ll have longer days (which I love), we’re only 3 weeks into winter. It’s going to get much colder yet. I’ve never been able to reconcile how the shortest day of the year isn’t also the coldest day of the year (ie mid-July which is mid-winter). Or the longest day the hottest (ie mid-January which is mid-summer).
I need to focus on the shiny side of today. I have to remember, it will only get brighter from here =)