Here in Bristol, it has never really got properly light today, due to the appalling weather. I’ve needed a light on somewhere in the house, all day.
BUT, did you know that although it’s still a few days to the shortest day, tonight is the earliest sunset?
Due to the tilt of the earth, the earliest sunset actually occurs a few days before the Winter Solstice. So whilst the next few days continue to get shorter, they shorten by sunrise being later, not by sunset getting any earlier. Tomorrow, however imperceptibly, sunset will be just a tiny bit later (seconds).
That’s good news for those of us who are desperate for any feeble sign Winter will not go on forever. I always thought we had to wait until the Solstice for evenings to start getting any lighter, but the process begins tomorrow, even though you won’t notice it. Yay!