The Northern Hemisphere of the planet observes the Winter solstice on December 21. Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

A solstice is an astronomical event when the tilt of Earth's axis with respect to the sun is maximum.

Winter solstice in Northern Hemisphere also marks the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere called as Summer Solstice.

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Winter Solstice was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Princy P. John