Taken from my front porch at 9pm on January 1st 2012.
Look how blue the sky still is!
It was gradually darkening, but didn't become black until almost 10pm.
At least the air was breathable by then, when I stepped outside earlier to give my potplants some water I felt like I'd stepped into an oven.
That kind of heat just takes your breath away.
43 degrees Celsius. I no longer remember what that is in Fahrenheit, but damn! it's hot!