It's February 6. Not quite seven weeks since the winter solstice. Even though sunrise isn't until 9:07 am, at 8 today it was already getting light. It helps a lot that there are not clouds. Sunset is at 5:21pm and we'll have an hour or so of twilight then too. Six more weeks until the equinox when the light will be the same all around the world. Then the north starts getting more and more light.