Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight

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It also marks the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

In Boone the sun will rise at 7:34 a.m. EST and set at 5:15 p.m. EST for a day's length of 9 hours and 41 minutes and 40 seconds. That's the home of the account's creator, web developer and npm CTO Laurie Voss.

The shortest day of the year.

Of course, our long winter night pales in comparison with Alaska, where the sun barely climbs above the horizon for three to four hours in much of the Last Frontier.

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We tend to acknowledge the entire day as the solstice; but in actuality, the solstice happens at one specific point: when the sun is exactly overhead the Tropic of Cancer. The time and date of the solstice change slightly each year, but this year's solstice occurs at 11:28 a.m. The winter solstice is the precise moment at which the Northern Hemisphere is tilted farthest from the sun. This Neolithic monument's passage and its three chambers align with the rising sun on winter solstice. The winter solstice, for you astronomical types. That is the turning point of summer and the longer day of the year.

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Exactly How Short Will The Day Be?

Our coldest time of the year is nearly a month later, around January 14 each year. If you're farther north, your earliest sunsets are around December 7.

If you're exhausted of these dark evenings, the good news is that our earliest sunsets are already behind us. As we get closer to Daylight Savings, the days will gradually get just a little bit longer, with more sunlight. Sunrise was at 8.03am GMT and sunset is at 3.53pm. The most well known is the celebration at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. "Ancient structures that allow you to track the shifting position of the sun between its extremes are found all over the world".

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