Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice

It is December 21, 2016 and that means it is Winter Solstice.
Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year.

According to the Farmer's Almanac...
"The word solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand still.” 
In the Northern Hemisphere, as summer advances to winter, the points 
on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets advance southward each day; the
 high point in the Sun’s daily path across the sky, which occurs 
at local noon, also moves southward each day.

At the winter solstice, the Sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. 
The next day, the path will advance northward. However, a few 
days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that
 the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still. The Sun is 
directly overhead at “high-noon” on Winter Solstice at the latitude 
called the Tropic of Capricorn."

Read More About Winter Solstice at the following links:


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