What You Need To Know About The Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Google Doodle

Winter Solstice Google Doodle

However, this particular year's solstice happens at 11:28 a.m. EST today. It's the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the sun has officially reached its southernmost point as seen from Earth.

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The word "solstice" comes from the Latin word "solstitium", which translates to "sun standing still".

"Though most refer to the solstice as an entire day, in reality, the solstice is defined as a single moment: when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Capricorn".

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In the early hours of the morning on December 21 something magical happens in an Irish field, the rising sun aligns perfectly with an ancient passage tomb, travels down the long corridor and illuminates the inner chamber. The word "sunturn" is also used to describe this event.

This year, thousands of people will be able to watch it live from anywhere in the world on their laptops, tablets and phones. In China, the Donghzi Festival takes place on the winter solstice when families get together for a special feast. The Talmud calls the winter solstice "Tekufat Tevet". Eastern Time on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Leading to a search for "winter solstice 2017", today's doodle shows the mouse doing a little ice skating and playing in the snow. This made it easy for the crossover from honoring pagan forces to worshipping Jesus and Christianity. As you can see, Florida and southern Texas will receive up to 10 hours and 26 minutes of sunlight as they are closest to the equator, while in Alaska the sun barely peaks for three to four hours and some parts get none at all. Yes, temperatures get colder while the days get longer.

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