With Winter Solstice passed, days in the Arctic will gradually get lighter, in more than one way for many, until we see the sun again early February. Our noon right now is in fact darker than the photo suggests.
It's been another good year for the MW enthusiasts, and another lousy year for the HF amateurs. While I wish nothing bad for the HF amateurs, I'd still prefer to have another year with extremely low solar activity.
And who knows what 2010 will bring? New receivers? New antenna designs? New DRM and Iboc noise towers on MW...?
A happy midwinter celebration to all my readers and everyone else around, and happy new year as well!