WINNIPEG – Today is officially the first day of winter.
No, it really doesn’t mean much after the cold and snow we’ve received over the past few weeks.
But it’s actually a good date on the calendar to hit for those sick of the short days of sunlight we have been getting.
“The next couple of days, you won’t notice a big difference,” explains Scott Young with the Planetarium. “After about a week or so, it really starts to pick up by two, three, four more minutes of sunlight. By mid-January, you really start to notice a difference.”
Today is technically the shortest day of the year, with an 8:24 a.m. sunrise and 4:30 p.m. sunset.
Young says the increase in daylight is not the same every day, owing to the orbit and tilt of the Earth.