Winter Solstice 2014
Today those in the northern hemisphere will experience the shortest period of sunlight all year. Today is known as the Winter Solstice.
Since most of our clients are in this hemisphere, we won’t mention how warm it is down south. Don’t worry, our staff at our Greenwich, CT headquarters will experience the cold and darkness with you.
Over by us, and in the majority of Fairfield County, CT, the Sun will Rise around 7:16 AM and will Set around 4:29 PM. Technically, Dawn will break at 5:37 AM and Dusk will fall at 6:09 PM. Most of us, however, won’t be able to see the sun until the rise time.
For many people, they will arrive to work and leave work in darkness. We don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty depressing.
The Winter Solstice also signifies the lengthening of each day over the next six months.
Every day from here on out will get longer, day by day, bringing us closer to summer.
For a more technical look at what’s happening on the winter solstice check out the image above The primary reason for seasons is all about direct and indirect sunlight. The colder it is the less direct sunlight an area is regularly getting and vice versa.