This year, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Thursday, December 21 at 5:28 ET in the USA, or 16:28 UTC. While it's winter for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, people in the Southern Hemisphere experience it as their summer solstice with the longest stretch of daylight.
The Sun is directly overhead at "high-noon" on Winter Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Capricorn.
Fáilte Ireland and the Office of Public Works have teamed up for the broadcast on the shortest day of the year. Conversely, at the equinoxes, the Earth takes slightly less than 24 hours to make a complete rotation.
The term solstice literally means "sun stands still". On average, the Earth needs to rotate an extra four minutes each day to realign itself to the noonday Sun. This astronomical quirk happens because of Earth's 23.5-degree tilt and our elliptical orbit around the sun. Eastern on December 21.
Why isn't the winter solstice on the same day each year?
On the 21st the Sun pauses in this the longest night of the year. As we begin to leave the time of darkness and gradually return to longer, brighter days, it's also a time to think more gratefully about darkness, the rich fecund darkness out of which all life is born.
Winter solstice, the 'shortest' day of the year, arrives Thursday
It's no wonder that when the Earth reached that point in time during the long, cold nights of winter, when the shortest day was reached, the ancients rejoiced and held great celebrations.
We lose about two minutes of daylight a day, and by December 21 the sun is up for only nine hours and 27 minutes.
This delay in the arrival of our coldest temperatures is better known as seasonal lag.
You may have noticed the sun deeper toward the southern horizon through the fall.
In parts of northern Alaska, "sunset" lasts about 67 days - starting November 18 and ending January 23.
Every year, people flock to the ancient monument in Wiltshire, England, to watch the sunrise during the winter solstice, when the structure is directly aligned toward the sun.
On Twitter, Ms Haley posted on Twitter that "the USA will be taking names" during the vote on Thursday at the 193-nation assembly. Mansour said on Monday he hoped there would be "overwhelming support" in the General Assembly for the resolution.
Suggs said there are around 2,000 employees (including on-site supplier workers) at the Blue Springs plant. The Salvation Army-Fox Cities will give out donated gifts to thousands of local children this week.
The central bank is due to publish its approach to future supervision of foreign banks, insurers and clearing houses at 1300 GMT. The BoE will also get powers to "recognize" and supervise clearing houses from the European Union after Brexit.
Disney says the plot centers around Clara as she looks for a key that will unlock a box that contains a gift from her late mother. After 70 years, Lasse Hallström of What's Eating Gilbert Grape has directed the live-action version for the House of the Mouse.
Apple , like most smartphone manufacturers, generally sticks to a yearly release schedule when it comes to their new flagships. That does not sound like the same upgraded AirPods that KGI is talking about, with a second-half 2018 timeframe.
On the bright side, IL has seen an increased racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the state's work-aged population. But Connecticut attracted some 17,000 people from other countries, a little more than a third of the number for MA .
Jadhav was arrested previous year in Balochistan province for spying and stoking terrorism and sectarianism in the country. Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was arrested in Pakistan and was charged with espionage.
Joining the original cast is Lily James ( Cinderella , Baby Driver ), Universal Pictures will open in theaters on July 20, 2018. The film appears to switch back and forth between past and present, showing how young Donna lived her life and fell in love.
The Cavaliers play the Celtics on January 3, and it has been reported that Thomas wants to be ready to face his old team. The Cavs first game of 2018 comes on January 2, and it seems Thomas is targeting that game for his season debut.
Jeep Cherokee 2018 revealed
The few images released show what appears to be the facelifted Limited and Trailhawk models and one interior photo from upfront. At this stage, Jeep has only said it will add more fuel-efficient engines to the Cherokee line-up with the 2018 auto .
Last Day For Posting Cards And Parcels
In 2017, the postal service delivered 750 million packages, compared to 660 million in 2016. "Online shopping is so popular now". Christmas will be here in less than a week, and the deadlines to ship gifts in time for the holiday are this week.
Video shows police officer dragged by vehicle
Cusack was caught in the door frame and was dragged for about a half mile, an incident caught in scary detail by his body camera. Cabrera was charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Ofcom to enable mobile provider switching via free text
This will put an end to customers paying for old and new services at the same time, and will save Brits around £10million a year. Ofcom's consumer group director Lindsey Fussell said: 'Too many people are put off by the hassle of switching mobile provider.
A white Christmas is possible in the least probable places
In the colder air Sunday light snow snow will develop ahead of a cold front and snow showers will be likely Christmas Day. The next year also had reasonable snow cover, but it was very sparse by the time you got to the Boston area.