Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday
21 December, 2018, 20:58
After that moment, the sun will stop moving southward and will begin its trek northward in the sky - hence the name "solstice", which means "sun stands still" in Latin, according to NASA.
The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is a phenomena that occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun.
Winter Solstice in China is referred to as the "Dongzhi festival, ', a celebration of winter's arrival".
Some typical possible daylight hours at the December (Northern Hemisphere's winter) solstice.
The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. That's because it's winter solstice, a day on which most of the USA clocks fewer than 10 hours of daylight, reports the Washington Post. The date and time of Winter Solstice, featured in a special Google Doodle Friday, vary by the year, though it typically falls between December 19 and 22.
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So let's walk through what the winter solstice actually means. The word describes how the sun appears on the earth's horizon to observers. This tilt in Earth's axis of rotation gives different parts of the planet more exposure to the Sun at different times of the year. As mentioned above, this Winter solstice 2018 is even more special as less than the day after the solstice, we will be able to see the last Full Moon of the year.
The cold moon-what a full moon is called this time of year-will also be visible around the same time and peaking around mid-day on December 22, Quartz reported.
In Ireland, people gather at Newgrange, a massive 5,000 years old gravesite, to witness the sunrise lighting up the ancient tomb.
The festive food is said to bring prosperity and unity among families.
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Some Scandinavian and Germanic peoples in northern Europe celebrate with Yule, a day of gathering and gift giving. The winter solstice occurs at the minimum point for the northern hemisphere when the sun is lowest in the sky.
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