Monday, December 21, 2015

Countdown to the Winter Solstice

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Yule / 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