... of the six weeks surrounding the winter solstice.
Sunrise today was at 10:08, and sunset will be at 3:42pm. Okay, that still feels wrong. That's 15:42, thank you very much. We're still losing 90 seconds per day, although that slows down a lot, this close to the shortest day. We get about 4 1/2 hours of daylight on the 21st. Unless it's cloudy; then it will be dark later earlier, and then earlier later, if you get my drift. :)
The only reason I get to have any daylight at all, on weekdays, is because I work such an early shift. Leaving work at 14:15, it's still bright out.
Well, as bright as our northern latitude will permit: the sun's roughly 30 to 35 percent dimmer here than in the central Plains.
But I'm not complaining. I get to drive home through the mountains, and I never EVER get tired of that!