Thursday, December 21, 2006

Out of the dark

Today is the Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. In Eesti I found the lack of sunlight in the winter to be one of the most difficult things to get used to, I was tired from November to the end of February and all I wanted to do was sleep. In Toronto I don't feel nearly as tired, we get an extra 3 hours of sunlight here but it isn't really as cloudy and the sun climbs high into the sky which makes a big difference. Strangely this years weather has been unseasonably warm both in Toronto and Tallinn ruling out much hope of a white Christmas.

A little comparison on December 21st:

Toronto (43° 63')
Sunrise: 7:47
Sunset: 16:43
Daylight hours: 8h 55m
Today's Temp: 6C

Tallinn (59° 22')
Sunrise: 9:16
Sunset: 15:18
Daylight hours: 6h 02m
Today's Temp: 7C

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