There’s good news for those feeling depressed by dark and bitter winter days: it’s the solstice today.
It’s the day when we see the sun for the shortest time and for every day that follows we get a few more seconds of daylight.
The days are getting longer and sunset will be later each day but the mornings will continue to start later, at least for a few weeks. And it’s all thanks to a strange astronomical quirk.
The solstice is today June 21 and sunrise was at 7:01 am in Coonabarabran. The winter solstice means we’ll see the days getting longer but though the sun will set later in the day it’ll be a while before the sun rises any earlier.
Earliest sunset is on 12 June. Latest sunrise is on 30 June or 1 July.