The shortest day of the year is here. But only by a few seconds
The Winter Solstice has arrived! At 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, southern New England will officially be in the chilly season. It's somewhat common knowledge to know that today also marks the shortest day of the year. Sunrise was at 7:10am. Sunset will be official at 4:18. In total, Thursday will see 9 hours, 8 minutes, and 9 seconds of sunlight...but who's counting right?
Once we kick off Friday morning, we will gain more and more daylight. But just how much more are we talking? If you can believe it, the difference between Thursday's day-length and Friday's is just 2 seconds!
The difference in day-length will get longer and longer over time, but we won't see our sunrise before 7am until January 30th. At that point, we'll be adding over 2 minutes of sunshine each day!
-Meteorologist Zack Green