The shortest day
When writing my blog this morning, the sun has not risen yet. Today is the shortest day of the year as far as the day light goes. It is 10.20 am at the moment and the light outside is grey blue, which means that the day will open in any minute.
Today here in Oulu the lightness starts at 10.30 and a Polar night will close in again about 2 pm. Talking about Polar night, James in Taiwan seems to be very knowledgeable about very many issues, he untangled the word kaamos (Polar night). During the kaamos time it is difficult to tell is it daybreak or dusk James.
Toni through global weather changes the winter temperatures vary a lot now days. The winters have become warmer than they used to be. It used to be very common to have temperatures –20 – 35 minus Celsius, but for example now it is only +1 C. Rapid changes are murder as far as driving a car, one minute the roads are wet and the next they are frozen. Snow on the roads in no problems, but black ice is. We Finns needed you warm hug from Spain Toni.
And Alessandro I do envy your weather as I love the sun and warmth. This is one reason why we go as often as possibly abroad. I am learning Greek at the moment as we are planning to take our holiday this spring in Greece, where the light in my opinion is so gorgeous. I will include a photo that was taken in Grete last time we went there. The man in the photo is my husband Pekka.
Filippo you are exactly right saying that when we go out during kaamos it is dark and when we return from work it is dark, so we do not see the sun at all. It can be depressing.
Nice to meet you Karoun from Iran, yes my name is Arabic one, but it is also used here in Finland. About the darkness; as the title in my blog says, today is the shortest day. That comforts us Finns a lot, as the days are now getting longer. Already in early February we will notice a big difference, yes it is over a month away.
Ana Paula I was not surprised that many people had been laid off work in your country, the turbulence in the global economy is affecting us all.
And lastly, it is possible that this is my last blog now, I am very busy at work, I still have some Christmas preperations to do and also I must continue with my Greek studies in earnest. So farewell all my global friends, above mentioned and Naheed, Chris, Anita, Marianne and others...
P.S. The sun did not show up, instead it started snowing and it is very overcast.
Joy and good cheer for Christmas from your mate Leila in Finland
P.P.S. Best to Beatriz, Adriana and Hyoshil and BBC LE and who ever might be reading this, peace to everyone!
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