Outside our window at sunrise, 8:28 am, Tues. 9 Dec., 2009
Yes, sunrise is at about 8:30 am right now. Check it out:
It’s a screen shot of this site: Time and date dot com – Sun & Moon. Believe it or not, Paris is really far NORTH. Like As Far North as Canada North. Infoplease lists Paris as 48° 48N latitude, which compares to Cornerbrook, Newfoundland or Minot, North Dakota. We’re freakin’ north of Québec (city). No, it’s not Alaska North, but a lot more north than I think the average person realizes.
What this means is that we near the Winter Soltice and the days shorten, it is dark in the morning until 8:30 and beyond, and then sun goes down before 5 pm. It’s conducive to hibernating, something I do quite a lot of these days.