Solar Corona and Flare – Image Courtesy of NASA
It is here! Let there be much rejoicing and merriment! The shortest day of the year has arrived, the sun will now return from her long trip south. With each passing day, just a bit more light, a little less dark. Today in Valdez, the sun will rise at approximately 10:15 a.m and will set around 3:41 p.m. For a whopping 5 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. It is worth it. In just 2 months (February 21st) the sun will rise at 8:25 a.m. and set at 6:02 p.m.. The crazy part, due to our great northern latitude, is it will start getting light – nautical twilight, often referred to as “first lightâ€ – at 6:51 a.m. In the evening, nautical twilight ends at 7:37 p.m.! What difference 62 days makes!
We are celebrating this first day of winter with a hearty meal of Lasagna Bolognese, thick-crusted Rustic Bread, Salad and Palline di Ricotta Fritte shared with friends. If all goes well I will post photos to make you drool!
Enjoy this, the shortest of days, the first day of winter and the start of the sun’s return trip back to us!
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