Staff Writer, DL MullanYule / Winter Solstice
In the article: When is the 2015 winter solstice? Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year, readers get a history and a clock countdown to the winter solstice.
What is winter solstice:
The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, when the North Pole is tilted furthest – 23.5 degrees – away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.
Source: The Telegraph