Monday, December 20

Longest Night

Tonight will be the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. The exact time of the winter solstice is 4:42 AM PST tomorrow morning.

Our sunrise tomorrow will be at 10:09 AM PST and sunset will be at 3:47 PM PST, giving us a whopping 5 hours and 38 minutes of daytime. If you want to know how long the nighttime is, you can do your own math!

If you punch in your own zip code, airport code, or city at the Weather Underground, you can find out your sunset and sunrise stats for the winter soltice. If you do that, why don't you make a note of them in the comments, giving us a general idea of your location, too?

And if you want to know why the longest day is always longer than the longest night, you can find out here.