Winter Solstice…what the heck does it mean?


Things to know about Winter Solstice

  • This year, in the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice occurs on December 21st.
  • The official beginning of winter will happen at 6:03pm on the 21st of December.
  • This day is the longest night and shortest day of the year.

What does all this mean?  According to Time Magazine, Winter Solstice is the point where the northern hemisphere is the furthest from the sun that it will be all year.  This means less light and temperatures that are colder.  From this point on, the days become longer in the northern hemisphere until June 21st, which is the longest day of the year.

I know, I know, you’re thinking…Jill…you are such a wealth of information…

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10 thoughts on “Winter Solstice…what the heck does it mean?

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