The First Day of Winter

Posted by on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Today is First Day of Winter, also known as the Winter Solstice.

Winter officially arrived at 5:44 a.m. EST.

The winter solstice is the “shortest day” of the year, meaning the least amount of sunlight. The Sun reaches its most southern point in the sky at local noon. After this date, the days start getting “longer,” i.e., the amount of daylight begins to increase.

Spring begins March 20 at 6:29 a.m. EDT.

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