A Ray of Daylight
This morning my birds woke me up early and they made such a noise that I couldn´t help but get up and see what all the tweeping was about. You know what it was? The sun was shining. It was so beautiful and lovely, that I dressed and went out for a walk, before my morning coffee and everything. Now you might be thinking what´s so extraordinary about sunshine, but it is here. Short hours of daylight and grey and foggy surroundings define Iceland´s scenery in January. But maybe we just nag too much here. But maybe not: They actually said in the news today that this January we had 8.8 hours of sunshine. Think about that for a second! I guess it is better than nothing, but 9 hours? They also said that this is slightly unusal even here, our average for January is 21 hours!!! Yeah...that is loads better. Mind you I am talking about sunshine, not daylight! Daylight we have in plentitude, almost 4 to 5 hours in December :)
Some Interesting Facts about the Sun:
"The Sun is a ball of hot gases. By weight, it is 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements. The Sun's temperature is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the surface and 27,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the center.
The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is 93,000,000 miles. It takes light eight and a half minutes to travel from the Sun to the Earth.
The diameter of the Sun is 870,000 miles, 109 times larger than the Earth's. Its volume is big enough to hold over 1 million Earths."
Interestingly enough, my MOM posted about the same thing, only differently:)