...When I make the cryptic post about how the earliest sunset of the year occurs today...December 8th (+/- a day). Sounds strange since the shortest day of the year isn't until the December 21st, but it's true. At least it is where I live. In terms of sunrise, we aren't so lucky. The latest sunrise does not occur until the first week in January. But, for those of you who dread driving home in the dark...it gets better from here.