It’s still three weeks from the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, but days are already pretty short in Fairbanks, Alaska which is just a couple hundred miles away from the Arctic Circle. Yesterday, the sun rose at 10:17AM and the sun set at 3:01PM. The sun never got very bright and it never rose very high over the horizon. There was still a little color in the sky an hour after sunrise when I took this near Chena Lake. Where I’m from in California, the sun rose at 7:00AM and set just before 5PM yesterday, double the number of hours of daylight here.