In Finland, at the height of the darkest month of the year, the sun doesn’t rise too far in the sky and 3:30-4:00 pm it’s pitch black. However, today is ”winter solstice”, so light is just around the corner, here’s to hanging on.

Shortest day of the year: Winter solstice on Tuesday

Tuesday marks the winter solstice in Finland and the rest of the northern hemisphere. It’s the day when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. In practical terms it means Tuesday will have the shortest amount of sunlight of the year.

Aurinko nousee Rahkeenvedellä Joensuun Uimaharjussa.
Sun rising over Rahkeenvesi in Eastern Finland. Image: Esa Huuhko / Yle

Tuesday, December 22 marks the winter solstice in 2015. In southern areas the day will be longest; in Helsinki the sun will rise at 9:24 am and set at 3:13 pm.

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