The Solstice is fast approaching- Hallelujah! In the meantime…
For the past 15 days or so the sun has set at the same time every night (at this latitude). It has now headed back the other way and is setting later—slowly. Incrementally. However, the sun continues to rise later each day as well- at a slightly faster rate than the sunset is delayed. So the days still grow a bit shorter until Friday.
So for your entertainment during the final darker days, I offer 3 moments from the last 3 weeks at sunset.
12/1/12 4:51 PM, San Francisco Welcome Chloe-
Not so interested in the bells - unless they move.
12/8/12 4:51 PM First Night of Hanukkah