the most FAVOURITE season of all Canadians…NOT! Well ok…for some it’s the favourite!
It is known as the longest night and shortest day. It is the 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.
The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December solstice and is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter days and longer nights.
The day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days, leading up to the summer solstice in June.
Happy 1st Day of Winter!
Ps. ( No snow in the forecast until maybe next week)