Image of the (shortest) day

With winter solstice today, Southern California’s growing season begins. Following this the shortest day of the year, every additional minute of light and therefore warmth will begin stimulating plants. Watch for dandelions as first responders. For background on this 2007 image, which in a series of time-lapse photographs traced the mid-winter arc of the sun over the temple of Apollo, click here.

Or click here for the Earth Observatory’s image of the day for the 2009 winter solstice: the Eastern US seaboard blanketed by snow.…

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