Saturday, 6 January 2007

Winter Darkness


Having just been blinded by the sun rising above the horizon at 11.50am, I thought it's probably a good time to write about the winter darkness up here.

Unsurprisingly, back in the UK many people ask about the "24 hours of darkness", but surprisingly most people there have no idea which time of year this darkness occurs. I blame the education system personally :) Unfortunately with Iceland being just the wrong side of the Arctic circle, the sun does rise on every day of the year, although the shortest day on December 21st only has an hour or so of true daylight. This is surrounded by a very long period of twilight so dont expect to be struggling to see things mid morning.

For the record the photo above was taken when the sun was at its highest in the sky on the 22nd Dec!!

3 comments:

Annie Rhiannon said...

Beautiful picture, and hello fellow blogger!

lee woo said...

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. See the link below for more info.


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sarah lee said...

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. See the link below for more info.


#darkness
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