Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Here comes Winter!
The Winter Solstice, signalling the start of our astronomical winter season, will occur Wednesday morning at 5:44 am as the arc of our sun's travel across our sky stops moving southward.
Because the sun's arc of travel will be as far south as it can get in the sky, Sunday will be our shortest day of the year. Conversely, Wednesday will also bring our longest night of the year.
At this time of year, noontime shadows will be the longest of the entire year.
Starting Thursday, December 22nd, the sun's arc of travel will begin to reverse it track in the sky and start to move northward once again and our days will start to become longer and our nights shorter.