The Winter Solstice.  January 9, 2014.  The Winter Solstice on December 21 is the shortest day of the year.  Right?  Then how come the sun continues to rise later and later as we move into early January?  It turns out that this is complicated.  In fact, after the Winter Solstice, the Sun rises later but sets even later ; thus, the days get longer.  Here’s a link the helps—maybe—explain what is happening.  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/3173/

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