It’s deep winter in the high northern latitudes… Late dawn, early sunsets, short days and long nights. But the solstice is coming up and things will start to turn around.
For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. This year, this special day happens on Wednesday, December 21 at 10:44 UTC (December 21 at 4:44 a.m. CST).
Meanwhile, here’s what Gibfoto told us this about this photo:
Christmas is approaching fast, and for me there is nothing more Christmasy than snow covered pine trees.
Thank you Gibfoto!
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.