Today is the day before winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. The sun rose over the horizon at 10:00 today and set at 14:32, pretending the horizon is flat that is, not counting the hills and mountains surrounding the city. That gives Trondheim 4 hours and 31 minutes of daylight today, and since this is the day before solstice, tomorrow will be one minute shorter… Luckily for me I will be in my hometown Kongsberg by then, 8 hours with train south of Trondheim, and I will gain about one and a half hour of daylight by travelling there.I can’t say I am fond of the dark winters of Norway, but it is not all bad either. When the sun sets it doesn’t get dark right away, as it does at lower latitudes. We get a lot of pretty twilight, lasting long after sunset. This picture is for example taken 15:00, half an hour after sunset. Today is the day before winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. The sun rose over the horizon at 10:00 today and set at 14:32, pretending the horizon is flat that is, not counting the hills and mountains surrounding the city. That gives Trondheim 4 hours and 31 minutes of daylight today, and since this is the day before solstice, tomorrow will be one minute shorter… Luckily for me I will be in my hometown Kongsberg by then, 8 hours with train south of Trondheim, and I will gain about one and a half hour of daylight by travelling there.I can’t say I am fond of the dark winters of Norway, but it is not all bad either. When the sun sets it doesn’t get dark right away, as it does at lower latitudes. We get a lot of pretty twilight, lasting long after sunset. This picture is for example taken 15:00, half an hour after sunset.

Today is the day before winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. The sun rose over the horizon at 10:00 today and set at 14:32, pretending the horizon is flat that is, not counting the hills and mountains surrounding the city. That gives Trondheim 4 hours and 31 minutes of daylight today, and since this is the day before solstice, tomorrow will be one minute shorter…

Luckily for me I will be in my hometown Kongsberg by then, 8 hours with train south of Trondheim, and I will gain about one and a half hour of daylight by travelling there.

I can’t say I am fond of the dark winters of Norway, but it is not all bad either. When the sun sets it doesn’t get dark right away, as it does at lower latitudes. We get a lot of pretty twilight, lasting long after sunset. This picture is for example taken 15:00, half an hour after sunset.

Monday, 20 December, 2010
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