Friday, December 9, 2011

Vancouver in December at 3:00 p.m. (low sun)

These days (December 8th) find Vancouver's sun sinking increasingly close to the horizon and the sun itself gone shortly after 4:00 (we are reasonably west in our timezone).  Since the sun's light is filtered through more of the atmosphere as it comes at such low angles, we can enjoy pronounced contrasts of light and dark, and increased density of colours.  It will be this way for only about four weeks, some of which will have rain and no direct sunlight.  Vancouverites have learned to enjoy this wonderful winter light whenever we can.