The Sun in Winter

Winter Solstice (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

2011 June 22, 3:16am

The Sun in Winter The Sun in Winter : Artist: Frey Micklethwait. Source: Museum Victoria.

On the day of Winter Solstice, Earth’s south pole is tilted away from the Sun. The Sun rises north of east, sets north of west and reaches 28 1/2° above the horizon at noon. This is, usually, the shortest day of the year.

Spring is coming!


4 thoughts on “The Sun in Winter

  1. this is how I feel on the winter solstice too. For me, the northern summer solstice is the beginning of the dark time. The northern winter solstice is the time I rejoice for the days are getting longer and I feel as though I am blooming too.


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