Despite the cold and snow of recent weeks, technically it was still Autumn (Fall). Well, that all changes at 1.08am EST on December 22nd, when the season officially turns to winter.
Welcome to the Winter Solstice.
At this time, the sun is at its lowest point in the sky for those of us in the northern hemisphere. The sun is 47° lower than when it was the Summer Solstice back in June. Want to know something interesting? That’s just about twice the amount of the Earth’s axial tilt. After tomorrow, the sun will begin its northerly travels again, and the days will slowly get longer.
So take heart. Summer’s coming, if you are one of those people who don’t like the cold. It will just take a while. But, in another interesting twist, the winter season is actually the shortest of all four seasons.