Winter Solstice, the last of this decade! At last we can say it’s getting lighter again with longer days. By around 3 minutes every day.
The actual moment of the solstice will occur around 04.19am in the UK, today Sunday 22nd December 2019 but many people recognise the whole solstice day, which is often the subject of holidays and festivals in many cultures all over the world.
The winter solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight, and it marks the start of astronomical winter. After the winter solstice, days start becoming longer and nights shorter as spring approaches.