what is the shortest day of the year
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. Last years (2012) Winter Solstice was on December 21 in the US. Winter Solstice is normally on the 21st except for every four years when it is on December 22nd.
Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. This only applies to people living in the northern hemisphere. In 2013, this will occur on December 21.
The winter solstice is always the shortest day of the year. In the southern hemisphere this day usually occurs on December 21st or 22nd. The longest day of the year is on the summer solstice.