Winter Solstice 2022 Date
The Winter Solstice will be marked in India this year on Thursday, December 22. It is the shortest day or longest night of the year.
How Winter Solstice happens?
The Winter Solstice is caused by one of the Earth's poles migrating away from and tilting away from the Sun.
What happens after Winter Solstice?
The Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the lengthening of days and the shortening of nights.
The Sun’s Changing Path
The Sun’s path reaches its most southerly point in the sky. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this means that the Sun’s path is as low in the sky as it can get.
Meaning of 'Solstice'
The word solstice comes from Latin sol “sun” and sistere 'to stand still.' So, loosely translated, it means 'sun stand still.'
What happens to Earth during Winter Solstice?
Earth’s axis will be titled in such a way that the North Pole of Earth(opens in new tab) faces the furthest away from the sun it will reach.