The winter solstice
meaning "sun stands still" in Latin - in the Northern Hemisphere always happens around Dec.
The term solstice
comes from the Latin sol, for sun, and sistere, to stand still.
And as it tilts back again, we get further away from the sun and our days get shorter, culminating in the winter solstice
around December 21.
ISLAMABAD -- December 21st is shortest day and longest night of the year featuring nearly 17 hours of darkness, winter solstice
occur many parts of the world.
Ian Hearn, Troedyraur, West Wales THE word Solstice
derives from the Latin sol (sun) and stice (stopped).
, Sirius and other starsprominent in summer are of interest to people who want to keep track of the summer season.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the December solstice
will not be the winter solstice
, but the summer solstice
because of the planet's tilt.
Parts of the United States will see between 14 and 18 hours of daylight Monday, with the official solstice
happening at 6:34 p.
2011 is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere.