At this time of the year, sunset is taking place almost due north (Magnetic North is on the right hand side of the Blogroll).  I forgot to look at my watch last night when I took this, I think it was close to midnight.  The Arctic Circle begins at the point where the sun never sets at midsummer and never rises in midwinter.  We’re a bit south of that point, it’s always set at least between about 12:30 and 01:30 here (the clocks are forward an hour, for summertime).  In midwinter, it is always light at least between 09:00 and 3:o0 pm — it ought to be the exact opposite of summer, but it isn’t.