John and Harry's Phenology notes for Tuesday, December 18th
The Winter Solstice arrives this Friday. The sun sets about the same time this week. After this Friday, the 21st, the sun will begin to set a little later later each day. At first we only gain a few more seconds of daylight because the sun will continue to rise a little later each day until around January 1st. After that, the sun rises a little earlier and sets a little later each day until the Summer Solstice in June.
You can find more information about the solstice and other heavenly topics at the Earth and Sky web site and listen to Earth and Sky every weekday morning at 6:06 and 8:06.
The Morning Show at KAXE mixes local programming that reflects Northern Minnesota with National Public Radio's Morning Edition every weekday morning between 6-9, CST.
KAXE is an independent, nonprofit community-based public radio station serving most of north central and northeastern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9FM and in Bemidji at 105.3 FM. Listen online at www.kaxe.org.