Today in Portland, our “daylight” lasted 8 hours, 42 minutes, and 8 seconds, and from here it’s only getting longer! (“Daylight” in quotes, because it sure didn’t seem like the sun rose until about noon today — though once it came out, it actually came out!).
(a super cold sunrise about a month ago, back when it came up closer to 7)
I’m a little incensed though, as always, that it takes a while for it to get lighter in the mornings: for the next while, the sun here actually rises a minute or two later. On Christmas day, the sun doesn’t rise until 7:49 (a minute later than it does now); the day after, it takes until 7:50. 7:50! That’s so fricken late! No wonder I feel like I spend all my time biking in the dark — when I typically start work 20 minutes before the sun rises, it means that I do!
I’m so, so excited for longer daylight:)