Web Results

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. ... Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied across cultures, but many have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/21/today-is-winter-solstice-this-is-how-many-hours-of-daylight-youll-get

Dec 21, 2016 ... The one most pertinent to today's predicament is below: the number of daylight hours during the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest ...

www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice.html

It is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. ... the Midnight Sun, i.e. have 24 hours of daylight, during this time of the year. ... Many saw this as a prophecy of the end of the world.

www.timeanddate.com/calendar/june-solstice.html

Longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere shortest (winter solstice) in ... it reaches the point where the length of daylight is about 12 hours and eight to ...

www.timeanddate.com/calendar/ten-things-december-solstice.html

In the Northern Hemisphere, the December Solstice is the winter solstice and the ... see a rapid increase in daylight hours compared to if you're in the more southern ... Many cultures around the world hold feasts and celebrate holidays around ...

earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice

Dec 21, 2016 ... Note that the north polar region of Earth has 24 hours of night, while the south polar region basks in 24 hours of daylight. ... Sunlight on Earth, on the day of the winter solstice. ... Many people notice this, and ask about it.

newsfeed.time.com/2013/12/21/5-things-to-know-about-the-winter-solstice

Dec 21, 2013 ... The winter solstice serves a turning point in many cultures, which is ... minutes of daylight during the solstice, and 14 hours and 28 minutes of ...

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/winter-solstice-2016-when-december-21-shortest-day-of-year-how-long-a7484126.html

Dec 19, 2016 ... The Winter solstice will soon be upon us. ... Daylight on Wednesday will last just seven hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds – almost nine hours ...

www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/astronomical/summer-and-winter-solstice

The winter solstice is the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year and usually occurs on 21 June but can occur between 20 and 22 ...