This is how the sun falls on our planet Earth on the day of the winter solstice.The 2020 winter solstice will take place at 4:02 p.m. CST on Monday, Dec. 21

The winter solstice, the first winter day, the shortest day of the year, officially came today at 5:02 am

Although today is the full day of the solstice, technically it is when the North Pole will be on Jan. furthest from the sun is 5-degree tilt of the earth’s axis This is also the time when the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Capricorn

It is also the day of each year with the shortest period of daylight.The daylight has decreased since the summer solstice on Jan. June decreased

From today until 20 June – the summer solstice, the longest day of the year – the days are getting longer The length of the day is 10 hours 30 minutes and 9 seconds The length of the day per week from today on Monday the 28th December 20, is 10 hours 31 minutes and 8 seconds June 2021 the day length is 13 hours 46 minutes and 41 seconds

The date of the winter solstice varies from year to year and can be from 20 until 23 December fall, but the 21st and 22 are the most common dates. The reason for this is that the tropical year – the time it takes for the sun to return to the same location relative to Earth – is different from the calendar year

The word solstice is derived from the Latin word solstitium, which translates as “position of the sun” This is because at the time of the solstice the position of the sun in the sky relative to the horizon at noon, which increases and decreases over the course of the year, in seems to pause the days around the solstice

In modern times we consider the solstice phenomenon from the position of space and the earth relative to the sun.However, earlier humans thought about the sun’s trajectory, how long it stayed in the sky, and what type of light it emitted

All of this is based on the four-season astronomical system, which is based on the position of the earth in relation to the sun

The beginning of winter and summer is marked by a solstice This is the point at which the sun reaches the southernmost or northernmost point in the sky

The beginning of spring and autumn is marked by an equinox This is the point at which the sun goes over the Earth’s equator

Meteorological seasons, which are based on the annual temperature cycle and the calendar, always start on the first day of the month December, spring on 1 March, the summer on 1 June and autumn on 1 September

The meteorological system makes it easier to record from year to year, since the first day of each season is always the same

For many ancient civilizations, who lived their daily lives in much closer association with nature than we do today, the winter solstice was an extremely important point each year

Druids saw it as a time of death and quick rebirth. The old sun died at dusk on the day of the winter solstice, and the new sun is born at the following dawn and renews all nature and the whole spiritual world

The Scandinavian festival of Juul was during the winter solstice.In addition to feasting, people set fire to a Juul tree trunk (what we now call a Christmas tree trunk) that burned until it was just a pile of ash to be used as fertilizer in the fields or was kept as a spell

The Iranian festival of Yalda takes place during the solstice Families stay up all night eating, drinking, reading poetry and sharing mythological stories

The exact purpose and possible connection to the solstice of Stonehenge, the man-made prehistoric monument of giant slabs of rock in Wiltshire, England, seems to have been lost to antiquity but the rock formations align with the sunset during the winter solstice and the sun sets during the Summer solstice just above the heel stone on

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Shortest day of the year, shortest day of 2020

World News – USA – The shortest day of the year has arrived: the winter solstice is coming

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