The winter solstice on December 21st was the shortest day of the year, and since then the days have been getting incrementally longer. However, the extra length has been at the end of the day. Weirdly enough, the sunrises have been getting incrementally later.
In 2017 yesterday (January 4th) and today (January 5th) have the latest sunrises for the year. Starting on Friday the 6th they'll start moving back, and we'll have more sunshine on both ends of the day.
That's exciting news for me; I don't like having the house completely dark when my alarm goes off in the morning.
Five years ago today: What's In Your Lunchbox?