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Winter Solstice December 21 2008

The Winter Solstice marks the time in the year when the Sun is farthest away from the northern hemisphere, which causes the longest night and shortest day of the year. It was celebrated as a time of rebirth for ancient people because it meant the return of the life-giving sun. And they had some very interesting ways of celebrating…

via Winter Solstice December 21 2008 | The Frisky.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, 2008 at 7 :04 AM EST and 12:04 UT (Universal Time).