You ask, Patch answers. When can we expect longer days?
Winter can be tough on the emotions. The cold weather can be difficult to deal with, snow can be a pain (though also fun) but what really seems to get people down is the short days. There is something about the sun going down before most people get out of work that is depressing. So when can we expect longer days? The days will begin to get longer after the Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. According to timeanddate.com, the December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees is normally on Dec. 21, but the actual shortest day can be between Dec. 20 and 23 depending on the year. According to sunrisesunset.com, the shortest day of the year in this area will be on Dec. 22. On …
Welcome winter with a hike.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
1. SPORTS & RECREATION: Winter solstice night hike Park Rangers will lead a night-time hike during the shortest day of the year. To register call Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Services at 978-562-3527 ext 117 or 115. Hike will last from 6:30-8 p.m. 2. SPORTS & RECREATION: Basketball The Lincoln-Sudbury girls basketball team continues its regular-season slate with a home game against Westford Academy. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. 3. SCHOOL EVENTS: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Committee meeting The Committee will meet at the high school at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Recognitions Student Report Teachers' Association Report Chairman's Report Subcommittee Reports …