21 June 2006

The Winter Solstice has arrived in New Zealand.

Brrr! It's currently 9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit) outside, pitch black, with the howling wind and rain driving hard against my straining windows. But I'm happy. Because tonight at 00:26; the Sun is at its most Northerly point in the sky and at the middle of the day on June 22, it reaches its lowest altitude, from the Northern horizon. Making tonight dear readers, the longest night of the year, followed by the shortest day and we are inching our way back to Summer!

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