January 30, 2004
The soft glow from a sunset of summer past helps to warm the mid-winter heart with the hope of milder weather to come. The time between sunrise and sunset in the northern hemisphere is lengthening noticeably as Earth's orbit moves past the winter solstice. Between now and the vernal equinox daylight gains almost 3 minutes each day at mid northern latitudes. This lovely crepuscular sunset was captured in Madison, Wisconsin last July.