Published: Sat, December 22, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

December Solstice 2018! Satellites See the Seasons Change from Space

Why it matters: According to Earth Sky, the day represents the longest night and shortest day of the year, according to

The winter solstice is in full stride today, December 21, which boasts the fewest hours of daylight for 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere. Just like any other events, people send good wishes to each other on winter solstice. Solstice happens twice in a year. So less light reaches the Northern Hemisphere.

Thus, while Santa Clarita may be experiencing the dead of winter in the northern hemisphere, it is the height of summer in the southern hemisphere.

In China, locals call the day Dongzhi Festival and celebrate the arrival of winter, according to Google.

The number of daylight hours peaks at summer solstice - in the United Kingdom, summer solstice sees 16 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds of daylight to be enjoyed. Seattle Effective Altruists are holding a secular solstice celebration at The Factory Luxe in the historic Rainier Brewery building. You can share it on WhatsApp, SMS and even on Facebook.

For people living in the Southern hemisphere, the South Pole is pointing towards the Sun, making it summertime and the summer solstice today.

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WhatsApp Message Reads: May the Flame Warm Our Hearts And May the Light Remind Us Of the Ever-Returning Sun.

People look toward the sun as druids, pagans and revelers gather at Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in a winter solstice ceremony at the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, England, on December 21, 2016.

Spread Warmth This Winter Solstice 2018!

WhatsApp Message Reads: Hoping the Rebirth of the Sun Fills Your Heart With Rays of Joy.

However, many of you already have seen at least some cold and snow for weeks prior to the winter solstice. Fremont Art Council is holding a winter solstice feast, complete with decorations and costumes.

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