OK, Oregonians. We are half way there. Yesterday was the midpoint of the minimal amount of Sun and the maximum amount of sun in a given day. We are getting about 12 hours right now. The low point is at Winter Solstice and is a tad less than 9 hours. Summer Solstice peaks the sunlight at around 15 hours.
I bet back in the old days, the farmers loved the winter months because if they lived by the adage where they wake up with the Sunrise and in bed by sunset, they got lots of sleep. I would like a 15 hour sleep season.