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If you are discouraged by the short days – often cloudy – and the long nights which will get longer until December 21st, then I have some encouraging information. This evening’s sunset is the earliest of the year, so your afternoons will start to get just a little longer from here on out. Morning light will continue to get a little later so that it will not be until the winter solstice that the entire day begins to lengthen. Even then, mornings will get darker until January 2nd, the latest sunrise of the winter.