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Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1:19 PM

Science

Shortest day…longest night

Kinglake. At 2:24pm AEST on June 21 the winter solstice (midwinter) officially occurs, marking Australia’s shortest day with just nine hours and 34 minutes of daylight for Kinglake (at Latitude=-37°32’00” Longitude=+145°20’00”). The sun will rise in Kinglake at 7:33am and sets at 5:07pm precisely. The days then slowly get longer by eight seconds at first