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Shortest Day of Year- What and When is Winter Solstice?

Shortest Day of Year- What and When is Winter Solstice?

Shortest day of the year is coming soon. Shortest day of the year or The December solstice or Winter Solstice is on either December 20, 21, 22 or 23. But Most Probably it will fall on December 21. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.

The Solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice, once in summer and once in winter, each year when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole. During Solstices the tilt of the axil of the Earth (with respect to the Sun) is the maximum at 23° 26′.

It is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the shortest day of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year.

Solstices occur on 20th or 21st June and 21st or 22nd December each year. During summer the day of the solstice is the longest day of the year and during winter the day of the solstice is the shortest day of the year.

How long is the shortest day of the year?

the length of the day depends on the latitude of the place on the Earth – the higher the latitude, the shorter the day but the dependency is nonlinear.

So, answering the question ‘how long is the shortest day in the year‘, the shortest day on the Earth lasts 0 hours, but more accurately, you could say – ‘it depends on latitude‘.

Exact day length, sunrise and sunset time for any day of the year for over 200.000 places can be found here:Sunrise & sunset database.

In year 2015 The shortest day of the year lasts for 7 hours 49 minutes and 41 seconds in Britain. This day is 8 hours, 49 minutes shorter than on June Solstice.

Shortest day of the year in india 2016

Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice:
(North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, northern Africa)
December Solstice in New York, New York, USA is on.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:44 am EST (Change city)

What time is the winter solstice?

Winter Solstice Time = 16:13:40
Sunrise = 06:36:58
Sunset = 17:58:49Day Duration = 11 Hours 21 Mins 51 Secs
Previous Day Duration = 11 Hours 21 Mins 52 Secs
Next Day Duration = 11 Hours 21 Mins 51 Secs(Timings are according Bangalore)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw1KCtIs53g

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