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Weather Talk: Dark days

As winter approaches, the days get shorter and generally darker. I'm not just talking about the switch back to Standard Time last night, either. The days do get really short here in the North from now through the Winter Solstice. When it is light...

John Wheeler

As winter approaches, the days get shorter and generally darker. I’m not just talking about the switch back to Standard Time last night, either. The days do get really short here in the North from now through the Winter Solstice. When it is light, the sun does not get very high in the sky this time of year, either, creating a shadowy side light that is just not as bright. Furthermore, November and December are the cloudiest months of the year. Between the length of day, the angle of the sun, and the frequency of clouds, we just do not get a lot of natural Vitamin D this time of year. People with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) get genuinely depressed about it. Some of us just get crabby. Some of us develop nesting tendencies. All of us are affected in one way or another. The kickoff to the dark season is today, following the time change. All of us will notice that the sunset will come extremely early this evening (formerly afternoon).   

   

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