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Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (its one second shorter than yesterday!). Sunrise in the UK will be at 8.04am and sunset at 3.54pm.

From here, things are getting better! From now till the Summer solstice in June, the days will be getting longer. By the end of January sunrise will be at 7.41am and sunset at 4.47pm, by the end of Feb the sun will be rising by 6.47 and not going down until 5.40!

Once Christmas is over, lots of people get depressed at the thought of the long grey months of January, February and March. If you’re one of those people, take a look at these great tips on being happy and look forward to Spring – its all uphill from here!