Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice marks the time in the year when the Sun is farthest away from the northern hemisphere, which causes the longest night and shortest day of the year. This links to a map that shows the current position of the Sun and indicates which parts of the Earth are in day and which are in night.

This also means that everyday will have just seconds more of daylight and the slow creep toward spring will begin in earnest.