Shortest day, longest night of the year is here

Share
Shortest day, longest night of the year is here

Donning their swimwear, the courageous group were seen jumping around in the chilly water with some retaining their woolly hats for the adventurous gathering.

The Weather Network is predicting a longer, colder, winter this year and today will definitely turn more winter-like this afternoon with snow and blowing snow, driven by northerly winds gusting to 50 km/h.

Sunrise on the shortest days of the year begins at 8.56am and the light shines into the Newgrange chamber for 17 minutes.

That's the Doodle on search engine Google's page on Winter Solstice day.

Although some people think that the whole day is the solstice, there is actually a specific time in the day when the solstice occurs.

When is the winter solstice? That means our lunar neighbor should be plenty bright enough all weekend to light up your solstice celebrations. On the other hand, the winter solstice also marks the longest day of in the Southern Hemisphere.

What is the winter solstice?

In December, the Earth's North Pole turns away from the Sun, giving the Southern Hemisphere the most sunlight. It's what many consider the first day of winter.

The English Heritage celebrates the winter solstice at Stonehenge on the meteorologically accurate date which will this year fall on December 22.

Friday night is also the peak of the Ursid meteor shower, but a near-full moon and cloud cover will make for poor meteor-viewing conditions.

The two events don't perfectly line up at the same time, though.

This is when when the sun appears to be at its southernmost point in the sky; as such, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day of the year, and the Northern Hemisphere has its shortest day of the year, on the December solstice, according to EarthSky.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

See Every Photo of this Special Edition McLaren P1 GTR
The P1 GTR is the result of the efforts of the McLaren Special Operations department which handles bespoke and low-volume models. The number "12" Senna's vehicle carried in 1988 is also displayed on the front. 'I'm not created to finished 2nd or 3rd...

'Aladdin' Fan Fixes Will Smith's Genie Look For The Disney Remake
Fast forward 26 years and Smith finds himself in the hard position of bringing back a character that generations know and love. Jasmine ( Naomi Scott ) and Aladdin ( Mena Massoud ) also don 'fits nearly identical to their animated counterparts.

Anthony Davis SHUNS LeBron James trade wishes, Lakers suffer setback
Could Anthony Davis and LeBron James team up?Could Anthony Davis and LeBron James team up? "That would be incredible". But my job is to turn this team around.

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Internet Explorer RCE bug
The biggest risk comes if you're logged into Windows as a user with administrative rights at the time of the exploit. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

U.S., Turkey Take Key Step Toward Patriot Missile Deal
One issue which has caused particular friction is Turkey's stated desire to purchase the Russian-made S-400 missile system. You know that the contract is being fulfilled.

Amazon's Alexa sent 1,700 recordings to the wrong person
When the man asked Alexa about his own activities, he received a link to more than 1,700 audio files that were not his. Using the information they gathered from the recordings, the magazine contacted the victim of the data leak.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær says he would like Manchester United job permanently
He has been my mentor. "I've already been in touch with him because there's no one better to get advice from". These are quality players they will be able to express themselves. "At Man United, you play without fear".

Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone have a Pinga dance-off at reception
It wasn't too far from here that I took Madhu [Priyanka's mother] out to lunch and asked her if I could marry her daughter. The 36-year-old star looked every bit regal, while Nick looked dapper in a neat suit with black shoes.

Trump tweets video of himself singing at Emmy’s during time of crisis
While the last farm bill technically expired on October 1, many elements received funding through the end of the year. Trump is dressed in dungaree overalls over a white T-shirt and in a straw hat while Ms.

Aquaman India box office: Jason Momoa’s superhero movie makes Rs 39 crore
The bulk of that tally comes from China, where it's earned $189 million since opening in the Middle Kingdom on December 7. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.