I never should have downloaded it.
At first, it didn’t quite set in what I was seeing. After all, I knew what was coming, what it should show. But denial is strong, and I’ve been living under its grip for far too long.
Well, no longer.
It’s an extremely rude awakening. Seven minutes of sunlight may not seem like much, but by November 6th, we’ll have lost 47 minutes of sunlight. 47!?!! That’s three quarters of an hour. That’s a lot of sunlight.
Already the sun rises past 9:30 and sets around 5:30. Already, the days are short. And they will only get shorter. We’ve a long way to go before the December 21st turnaround.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, we get less than four hours’ sunlight that day. 3 hours and 38 minutes, to be exact.