Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice?

BBC News – Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice?.

I’ve always wondered/grumbled about this; now I know.*

I’m declaring a new holiday called Nerd Solstice — or Nerdstice:  when the sun finally does start rising earlier.   The next Nerdstice is January 12, 2015.  I’m still working on proper celebratory rites — though I’m certain it will involve coffee — and of course on insisting that everyone else wish me a Happy Nerdstice.

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* Read the article.  I don’t really “know” it in the sense that I can re-explain it.  I “know” it in the sense that I read an article about it that more or less made sense while I was reading it.

2 thoughts on “Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice?

  1. Laura

    First, thank you for this because I thought it was just me. Second, I love your asterisk explanation, b/c that happens to me more times than I care to admit and you captured it perfectly.

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  2. BlueLoom

    ” I “know” it in the sense that I read an article about it that more or less made sense while I was reading it.

    I think this describes my relationship to every math and science class I ever took*. Beginning in 1st grade and continuing through college.

    * read: was forced by some kind of institutional requirement to sit through. Otherwise I never would have taken the [expletive deleted] class

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