How Short Is the Shortest Day of the Year?

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In 2013, the shortest day of the year will occur on December 21. Leading up to that day, the days are going to get shorter. Once that day passes, the days will start getting longer again. The shortest day is also referred to as winter solstice. December 21 will also be the shortest day of the year in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020. In 2015 and 2019, the shortest day will occur on December 22.
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The length of the shortest and longest days of the year (known as solstices) depends on where you are geographically.
At the North and South Poles, the days can range from 24 hours of sunlight to 0 hours. Near the equator, the days usually have roughly 12 hours of sunlight all year round. Check out the links below to find the sunrise and sunset times in your location.
Well that all depends on where you are. In Maine, it doesn't get light till after 7 A.M and is almost totally dark by 4 P.M. The usual shortest day of the year, like in Maine is on December 21, or the Winter Solstice.
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