I hate to use the word “later” when it gets dark a few minutes after you get up in the morning, but later it is. Yes, it’s true, starting December 14 (or a few days before), the sun will be setting later than the time it set the day before.
Oh, I can here it now. “No Jay, you are wrong. Very handsome, but wrong. December 21 is the Winter solstice and therefore the shortest day of the year.”
Boy, you are smart, but listen to this; true the Winter solstice is still a few days off and also true, it is the shortest day of the year, but as I said, it is getting darker later right now.
Today, the sun set at 4:20PM in Hartford, CT (take a look). Tomorrow, the sun will set at 4:21PM in Hartford, CT. That’s good news. What’s happening? I guess the sun is still rising later and later in the morning, but starting a few days ago, the sun is starting to set a bit later too. The days are still getting shorter, but…oh, you get the idea.
So, go enjoy all that new daylight. Go swimming or something.