Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

Happy Yule, and welcome to our darkest day. I like to think of this day as winter's "Humpday". As the shortest day it marks the return of the longer days as we trudge towards spring.


As you can see, even though Kotzebue is located above the Arctic Circle, the sun will still briefly rise today. This is due to our proximity to this imaginary line and an explanation of this can be found here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here comes the sun little darling, here comes the sun.
Along with cold weather, but at least we can see our butts as they freeze.

gail said...

good point, anon! In Michigan we are fortunate enough to watch our butts freezing off and, as luck would have it, statistics suggest that we have some of the biggest butts in the nation, greatly enhancing the experience!

Anonymous said...

Ha! That would be my job Gail. I grew up aspiring to be the official butt checker of the world. You know, judge the firmness, symmetry and good things like that. LOL