365 Days in Aspen

Shortest Day of the Year

solsticeToday is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.  

As I mentioned over the summer when I first moved here, the difference in latitude from Atlanta really has an impact. 

Today Aspen will have 9 hours and 24 minutes of sunlight.  That's 30 minutes shorter than Atlanta. Converse.y, Aspen had 30 minutes more of daylight in the summer than Atlanta.  

30 minutes. Doesn't sound like much, but it does really have an impact. Of course, the mountains obstruct some of the sunlight as well, making the shadows longer. Thankfully, Aspen isn't like some mountain towns that are shrouded in shadows all day long. We do get a lot of sun. It's another "happy accident" I'm enjoying by being here.  

This album is a classic.  Enjoy.

 

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