|Late Afternoon Sky - January 4, 2020 3:55 PM|
Winter days ... The more north from the equator, the shorter the daylight. Seattle is 47.6° N. On January 4 sunrise was at 7:57 AM and sunset at 4:31 PM. Length of daylight was 8 hours 34 minutes. Home for me, while growing up, was in a location much further south, where the annual variation in daylight was much less than Seattle. Over all the years I've come to appreciate the variation and how it affects life.
The very best website for keeping track of the sun, as it moves through the seasons, is timeanddate.com. A couple of graphs from that website can make clear the difference the length of day makes depending on location.
Sun Graph for 2020 for Honolulu, Hawaii, which is 21.3° N ...
Sun Graph for 2020 for Seattle, Washington, which is 47.6° N ...
The bottom line on all this is ... I love the dynamics of the variation in length of day. Right now, on January 6, I am looking forward to a little more brightness. But I have no doubt that by the end of August I will be sick of the long days and ready to get back to the tranquility that darkness seems to bring.