When is the winter solstice 2022?
This yr’s winter solstice, which is also called midwinter, will happen on Wednesday, December 21.
Celebrations at Stonehenge will happen, with druids, pagans and revellers collaborating in a ceremony to mark the shortest day of the yr.
The world “solstice” comes from the Latin solstitium which means “solar stands nonetheless” as a result of the obvious motion of the solar’s path north or south stops earlier than altering course.
It’s the shortest day of the yr, having the least quantity of daylight, and can generate the longest evening.
Throughout Europe it is called Xmas, from the Norse phrase Jul (or juul), which means wheel.
Within the northern hemisphere it’s when the North Pole is pointing away from the solar.
After the winter solstice the quantity of sunlight hours within the UK will improve.
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