For those living in northern B.C., hearing that winter is now officially upon us may not come as a surprise. Winter weather and repeated storm warnings have been plaguing Kitimat.
However, what does accompany the start of winter is Dec. 21, otherwise known as the winter solstice. To make today more interesting is that with the coming of the winter solstice it is also considered the shortest day of the year.
In Kitimat, the sun rose around 8:49 a.m. and is expected to set at 4:16 p.m. If you crunch the numbers that makes the day length roughly 7 hours and 26 minutes.
Our neighbours up highway 37 can expect a slightly shorter day, Terrace saw sunrise at 8:52 a.m. and the sun will set at 4:13 p.m.
However, that does not mean there will be no light as soon as the clock strikes 4:13 p.m., there will still be light in both cities until shortly before 5 p.m.
Some good news for the winter sun enthusiasts, after today, days will once again get longer.