As the sun rose in fall in just a few short hours today, Scots were celebrating the winter solstice up and down the country.
New York City's winter solstice sunset will occur at 4:49 p.m. This helps explain why and how our solstices are opposite: tomorrow, the winter solstice for us will be the summer solstice for the Southern Hemisphere (specifically at 16:28 UTC).
Earth has a tilt of about 23.5 degrees and as it moves around the Sun, the Northern and Southern hemispheres face opposite directions.
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People hoping for a white Christmas, he said , may have to wait until the last minute to see if their hopes are fulfilled. But in the four days leading up to December 25, the Montreal area will see periods of snow - and maybe rain on Saturday .
Exactly How Short Will The Day Be?
To summarise the point here, the solstices represent that moment in time when the Sun reaches its most northern or southern point.
Because the exact timespan of a day has fluctuated over the years, the longest night we've ever seen was the 1912 winter solstice. However, there's a plus side: Since it's the shortest day of the year, that means that, slowly, but surely, the days will start getting longer.
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What is the winter solstice, and why do we have it? Perhaps it will help while away the long winter hours and keep your next "Summer of Sailing" at the forefront of your mind, and on your calendar.
EarthSky said: "You might notice how low the sun appears in the sky at local noon". The coldest days of the year won't happen until January or February. If you're farther north, your earliest sunsets are around December 7.
For thousands of years, people have taken part in rituals to mark the occasion. "Stonehenge is one of the larger of these structures begun perhaps 5,000 years ago with its main axis aligned toward sunrise on the June solstice".
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