Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Explore Outdoors ~ Longer Days Coming?


The thing about the Winter Solstice is this: from here on out the days will be lengthening. And yet, it is such a slow process! On our hill, the sun falls to the horizon around 4:30 in the afternoon. Down in the valley they lose it an hour sooner. The arc is shorter - rising in the southeast, setting in the southwest.

If you have a window facing the east, you can tape bits of paper to show where the sun rises each week. You can do this on a west window to trace where it sets. Other things you might want to keep track of: 

  • time sun rises and sets over your horizon line
  • temperature
  • color of the sky at different times of the day
  • cloudy or clear?
  • the noises you hear during the day 
What do you discover as we begin the journey to spring?

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