By Mike Busch

Today marks the first day of Winter with the Winter Solstice occurring at 11:28 a.m this morning as the Earth tilts at its maximum angle away from the Sun.

It is also the shortest day of the year.  Thankfully the skies did not disappoint, offering a brilliant Sunrise to  close out Fall of 2017.

I noticed some great clouds at dawn and captured the scene from the foot of the Great South Bay in Brookhaven,  putting two cameras to use, capturing images, video and some time-lapse.

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