Calendar winter began on December 22 at 01.03 a.m.

Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
Sunset
 
This year’s calendar autumn ends with black ground and not even the moon is to be seen in the sky. On December 22nd calendar winter begins; the hope of a white Christmas remains.
 
The sun has reached the southernmost point of its journey. Day length is just a few minutes over 6 hours. Outside, an hour of morning and evening dusk are added – so the length of night is 16 hours.
 
In southern Estonia daylight lasts almost a quarter of an hour longer than on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and on the western islands too the day is just a little longer than on the shore of Lake Peipsi.


 

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