Happy Winter Solstice Everyone!
The Winter Solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, it is when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. On this date, all places above a latitude of 66.5 degrees north (Arctic Polar Circle) are now in darkness, while locations below a latitude of 66.5 degrees south (Antarctic Polar Circle) receive 24 hours of daylight. What does it mean to you? Today is the "shortest day of the year" in terms of available sunlight.
On the bright side, every day from here on out will be longer!