December 21, 2009

Winter Arrives Today

December 21 — Winter Solstice

The solstice arrives with winter on December 21 at 12:47 P.M. EST.
The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol, or “Sun,” and stitium, or “stoppage.” The length of daylight will now increase each day.

Find out the length of daylight where you live.

The winter solstice is one of the two times each year when the Sun is at its farthest point from the equator and appears to stand still.