Friday, December 21, 2007

7 degrees over the horizon

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year.

Stockholm (59 N, 18 E) will have the sun at a maximum of 7 degrees over the horizon. The sun rises at 8.44 am and sets at 14:49 pm.

In swedish we call this day Vintersolstånd or Midvinter. The vikings had a special name for the day Nidhögg, and they had a party to celebrate that the day got longer again.


LS said...

Amazing, we have three hours more of light than you do today. Latitude sure makes a difference.

Olle said...

A good party to celebrate that things stop getting worse - that is a great idea!