Today in Fairbanks we got the winter solstice at 12:50 AKST. This is when the sun’s daily highest point in the sky is as low as it gets all year: 2.1° above the horizon. Civil twilight began at 09:33, sunrise was at 10:58, sunset at 14:41, and civil twilight ended at 16:06. That’s 3h 42m of sunlight, and about 5.5h of decent light overall. Now, we gain daylight each day. Slowly at first, but by the end of January we’ll be picking up about 7 minutes every day.