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Google Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of The Year With A Doodle

Google Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of The Year With A Doodle”

The winter solstice in 2018 will occur at 10.23pm in London, at this time the sun will be directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere. Some Scandinavian and Germanic peoples in northern Europe celebrate with Yule, a day of gathering and gift giving.

Donning their swimwear, the fearless group were seen jumping around in the chilly water with some retaining their woolly hats for the adventurous gathering.

In Ireland, people gather days before the solstice at Newgrange - a massive gravesite that is more than 5,000 years old.

Fremont Art Council is holding a winter solstice feast, complete with decorations and costumes.

Across the world in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the ancient stonewalled Mayan city of Tulum also has a structure honoring the solstices.

Winter Solstice in China is referred to as the Dongzhi Festival. Eastern Time while the winter solstice will happen December 21, but to the average eye, the moon will appear full for several days.

What is the winter solstice? The phenomenon occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It's what many consider the first day of winter.

This year's meteor viewing may be a bit more difficult with a full moon because light pollution from the moon makes it harder to see those meteors, but it sounds like the meteor shower should be active enough for a few to be visible. This year, that occurs at 2:23 p.m. December 21.

It claims that because of a mismatch between the calendar and solar year, the December solstice is not fixed to a specific date.

The two events don't perfectly line up at the same time, though.

If you are not aware, Winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year.



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