Here comes the sun


The winter solstice this year happened on December 21, marking the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, specifically at 11:19 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The solstice also marks the shortest day of the year, with the amount of daylight varying a bit from one place to another, but with exactly nine hours, 15 minutes and 18 seconds of daylight in New York City. After the solstice, the days begin to gradually become longer, building back toward the peak at the summer solstice on June 21 with 15 hours, five minutes and 34 seconds of daylight.


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