I’m finally getting something like a satisfactory conclusion to this, with the white wispy edge to the orb working out well, and a curious orange centre to it.
I had a very pleasant day with my kids looking for Christmas presents for their sister Brittany. Did you know that Christmas is celebrated on the day after the standstill of the sun around the winter solstice? Solstice is on the 21st December, with the standstill lasting for three days either side. On the 25th the sun begins moving up the horizon again, truly a cause for celebration as it means the days are getting longer and Spring is coming.