Shabbos later this year prior to the first day of Chanukah

risa mandell 6 months ago updated by jennylee 3 weeks ago 0

thanks for Hebcal.  Shabbos this past Friday, December 20 began in Philadelphia, PA USA at 4:19; that’s two minutes later than the previous Shabbos.  Usually, Shabbos doesn’t start to get later until the following one or two Sabbaths following Chanukah.  What’s going on?