It’s been more than a month since the winter solstice, the “shortest day of the year” and the time when every day is supposed to have a little more sunlight than the last. We won’t see another sunset before 5 p.m. until November.

Yes, it’s still raining. But at least more daylight is on the way. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Why does it still feel so dark, now that the shortest day of the year is behind us? It’s not your imagination.

Thursday’s sunrise was an amazing pink/red-ish salmon color that turned our dark January sky into a rare light show.


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