Saturday, February 20, 2016

How's You're Spring Equinox Coming?

      60 days ago we were in the gloomy time of winter solstice. It was dark, cold and dismal. It seemed like it would never brighten up. We kept telling ourselves that things would get better from the low point of the winter solstice but barely believing it.

     Today  I checked the length of day and it was a very nice surprise.

      On the winter solstice the sun rose at 8:43 and set at 4:23 for 7 hours and 39 minutes of sun.

      I checked on Jan. 21 and found sunrise at 8:32 and sunset at 4:59 for 8 hours and 27 minutes of sun.

      Today I checked and the sun rose at 7:42 and set at 5:55 for 10 hours and 13 min of sun.

       So our day has increased by 2 hours and 34 minutes since the winter solstice! Does this make me feel better? You better believe it. We not only get more light but light from a higher angle so there's more power from the sun. 

       I think I can make it to the spring equinox. 

       How about you? Has your spring arrived or are you still hoping for spring to arrive.

This photo is from Dec.20 and taken about 2:00PM