The sun will rise at 11:30 am this morning and set at 3:30 pm, giving Iceland only four hours of daylight on the Winter Solstice.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is now considering the possibility of joining the European Space Agency.
Tonight at 8:30 pm, street lights will be turned off for 45 minutes at the University of Iceland campus, as well as in the west part of Reykjavík and downtown, to allow residents and visitors a great view of the stars.
A supermoon could be seen from the East Fjords tonight, but elsehwere in the country a cloud cover is expected.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, voted yesterday to have the minister of foreign affairs apply, on Iceland’s behalf, for membership to the European Space Agency (ESA).