The winter solstice is the year’s shortest day, but the start of winter also launches the sun’s steady climb towards the long, warm days of summer. The solstice began on Tuesday, December 22 at 4:49am GMT. It happens at the same moment no matter where you live, but because we’ve divided Earth into 24 times zones people around the world observe it at 24 different times of day. Read more at National Geographic.
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Dog ponders winter solstice. Source: flickr.com