Sun Rises Two Days Early in Greenland

In the western Greenland coast town of Ilulissat, the sun is scheduled to rise on January 13th after six weeks of darkness. But this year, sunlight was seen coming over the horizon on Monday afternoon- two full days early!
The mysterious sunrise has confused scientists, although it is believed the most likely explanation is that it is down to the lower height of melting icecaps allowing the sun's light to penetrate through earlier.

Thomas Posch, of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Vienna, said that a local change of the horizon was 'by far the most obvious explanation'.

He said as the ice sinks, so to does the horizon, creating the illusion that the sun has risen early.

So the anomaly apparently has nothing to do with the changing zodiac signs. That's a relief! Link -via The Daily What

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