Why the Solstice Sunrise is not the Latest

The winter solstice is the shortest day, so why is the sunset is already happening later then than it is occurring now? And why does the sunrise keep on getting later after December 21st?

Blame the fact that the day is not a perfect 24 hours long.

One Comment

  1. MomaFauna says:

    Gah. Why do you tell us these things?!? It’s bad enough that the Sun rises after the kid has been dropped off at school. This week, the Sun isn’t clearing the roofline of the apartment building to the South of us until 12:30!