It's the darkest time of the year. It's pathetic how low the sun is, even at noon.
I took this photo yesterday at 12.30, almost noon that is.
But on the positive note, at least the sun was shining!
Check out the position of the sun exactly six months ago (top) and compare it with the position today (bottom). You don't need to be a solar scientist to see that it just simply doesn't rise in December.