Winter Solstice, December 21st - Blue Hour in Ireland after Sunset

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The shortest day of the year has arrived in Ireland and the winter solstice occurred at just after 10:00 today, December 21st.

From here, the winter keeps on for many weeks until the first day of spring but along the way, every day the day length increases by just a little.

Here, in the west of Ireland blue hour ushers in the night; the last remnants of daylight fades lower in the sky as cloud builds to obscure the last warming glow from the western sky.

There was no chance to see the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter tonight as cloud interrupted the view.

Join me to photograph at sunset in the west of Ireland in 2021.

Blue Hour, Winter Solstice in Ireland
Blue Hour, Winter Solstice in Ireland
Last modified on Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:17
Panoramic Ireland

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

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

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