The winter solstice marks the first day of astronomical winter. The New Moon is in Capricorn and heralds a time of cleansing transformation. The wheel of the seasons continue to turn and change from darkness to light awaits us.
The Winter Solstice on December 21, 2014 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Photo ©bigstockphoto.com/Yanika
Northern Hemisphere – (North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, northern Africa)
December solstice 2014: December 21, at 23:03 UTC.
December solstice 2015: December 22, at 04:48 UTC.
December solstice 2016 arrives on December 21 at 10:44 UTC.
Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere and vice versa.
Everything you need to know: December solstice 2014
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