Winter Solstice 2013: Shortest day of the year, but sunset already creeping later – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)
Winter Solstice 2013: Shortest day of the year, but sunset already creeping later
Washington Post (blog)
Due to both the eccentricity (elliptical shape) of Earth's orbit around the sun, combined with our planet's 23.5-degree axial tilt, the earliest sunsets of the year in the mid-latitudes fall more than a week before the winter solstice. The simple