Friday, December 21, 2007
5 hrs., 41 min., 24 sec.
It officially occurs at 9:08 pm Alaska Standard Time
Sunrise at 10:12 am; Sunset at 3:53 pm
Moonrise at 1:29 pm; Moonset at 10:04 am (20 hrs., 35 min.)
Today's high temperature: 15F
Tonight's low temperature: -10F
Snow accumulation: 1 inch
Until just a few days ago we'd been experiencing considerably warmer temperatures than normal, with no snow.
The night skies have been fantastic!
Mars has been in opposition (also at its closest approach to the earth), and until the waxing moon this week it was large and bright in the skies for up to 20 hours each day (following the winter-moon's path).
Last week's meteor shower was quite a show.
The best news is that the days now start getting longer.