Shortest day. Yes, I know what you've been told, but it so happens that unusually this year it's today. By one second. No, I didn't know that either (thanks

Neither did I know that the sunset has been getting later here each day since the start of the month. Which is nice: evenings are never long in Hong Kong, but longer is better.

It is officially the Winter Solstice today, which clearly the Chinese have known about for ages.

Sunrise and Sunset for Hong Kong – Hong Kong – December 2011

Calculations of Sunrise and Sunset in Hong Kong – Hong Kong for December 2011. Generic astronomy calculator to calculate times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset for many cities, with daylight sav…