Gallery: 12 photos of Norfolk & Waveney in the sunshine on darkest day of the year

Late summer sunshine along the coast in Lowestoft. Samanath Godfrey with her son Tyler (3) having fu

Late summer sunshine along the coast in Lowestoft. Samanath Godfrey with her son Tyler (3) having fun on Lowestoft beach. - Credit: Nick Butcher

It's the shortest day but there is no need to feel gloomy.

In East Anglia we will get just 7 hours and 37 minutes of daylight, so we've dug-out some summer snaps to cheer you up.

The Winter Solstice happens when the sun is over the Tropic of Capricorn.

This year the solstice occurred on Tuesday December 22nd at 4.49am, a day later than normal because the Earth's orbit takes 365.5 days to complete, so each year the solstice is pushed back by another six hours.

Sunrise in Norwich was at 8.04am this morning and the sun will set at 3.42pm this afternoon.

And temperatures on the shortest day of the year will be 13C, just one degree colder than the longest day of the year back in June.

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