The sun sits low in the sky in December up here, scarcely a hands breadth above the horizon at noon. It's odd, as from the angle of the light through trees and such it feels like it should look five in the evening or so - and yet the sky seems much brighter - not a summertime noon, yet not dusky either.
I don't know if that's just because my eyes have had months to slowly adjust, and what was dim now looks like bright daytime, or if we do get more light than the angle of the sun suggests.
Regardless... it's a little odd, yet cool.
The sun, close to the earth. Perfect for Christmastime. :)