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An eastern-hemisphere view showing noon in the Central European time zone on the day of winter solstice (on northern hemisphere - this is summer solstice on southern hemisphere). Wikimedia Commons
Eileen Ybarra, December 21, 2017

1) What is the Winter Solstice?

It is the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.


Snow Man Drawing
Bob Timmermann, December 13, 2012

As the start of winter draws near (the winter solstice will be on December 21 in 2012 and it happens at 3:12 am on the West Coast according to the U.S. Naval Observatory), most of us will see snow.


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