The Winter Solstice Arrives Today; Here's What That Means

23 December, 2018, 19:25 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • Last Full Moon of The Year

Today marks 182 days until summer! The exact point of the solstice happened at 2:23 on Friday when the sun's rays were directly over the Tropic of Capriscorn, a line of latitude that circles the Earth.

While the change won't be noticeable on a day-to-day basis, the winter solstice brings the promise that soon, you may see the light before and after work instead of living in perpetual darkness.

A little about winter solstice: The event takes place every year on December 21. The maximum tilt away from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere means the shortest day of the year and longest night of the year in 2018.

However, most people concentrate on the whole solstice day, which has been recognised by holidays and festivals in many cultures all over the world. It is the same Doodle they used back in June for our summer solstice when the souther hemisphere had winter.

If the Gregorian calendar and the solar year were perfectly in sync, then the solstices and equinoxes would always fall on the same day. It won't happen again until 2094.

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The longest night of the year seemed to drop in early on Friday afternoon with a blanket of fog and rain over Maine.

So what's going on with this full moon?

That's because the final full moon of the year-known as the Cold Moon, or Full Cold Moon-comes on Saturday, technically at 12:49pm.

The American Meteor Society says at the peak, there should be about 11 sporadic meteors per hour just before dawn. One can usually see between 10 and 100 shooting stars per hour during this event.

We will also see our final meteor shower of the year. Nevertheless, experts can't agree on whether this month's full moon should also be considered a supermoon.



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