Winter Solstice 2021, Shortest Day of the Year - Sunset in Ireland's Mountains

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Winter Solstice Sunset in Ireland's Mountains Winter Solstice Sunset in Ireland's Mountains

Today, December 21st, marks the shortest day of the year in Ireland and the northern hemisphere.

Daylength in Dublin has shortened to just under 7 hours and 30 minutes today with sunrise at 08:38 and sunset at 16:08.

Although this is the shortest day, the winter solstice, sunset has been getting a little bit later over the past few days with today's contraction in daylight hours coming from a later sunrise.

From here the days will gradually lengthen even if, typically, our winter weather remains dull and grey for several weeks as the coldest months of winter are yet to arrive.

Winter is of course a fine time to visit and photograph in Ireland, although the next few weeks in to January 2022 might see more restrictions and public health measures to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 21 December 2021 23:37
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

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