The Winter Solstice! This is the point at which the sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn which is 23.5° south latitude.
Fremont Art Council is holding a winter solstice feast, complete with decorations and costumes.
The day of the winter solstice features the least amount of possible daylight hours and the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. Eastern Time while the winter solstice will happen December 21, but to the average eye, the moon will appear full for several days. As the sun rises higher, the beam widens so that the whole chamber is dramatically illuminated. Newgrange is believed to have been built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Seattle Effective Altruists are holding a secular solstice celebration at The Factory Luxe in the historic Rainier Brewery building. The moon has taken on the names cold moon, cold full moon, long night moon and the moon before yule, CNN reported.
What is the winter solstice? Native Americans marked December's full moon as the beginning of the coldest part of the year. But this year there is a chance for a few bursts of meteors.
As mentioned above, this Winter solstice 2018 is even more special as less than the day after the solstice, we will be able to see the last Full Moon of the year.
It claims that because of a mismatch between the calendar and solar year, the December solstice is not fixed to a specific date.
For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, Dec. 21 marks the beginning of the longest night of the year - and, of course, the shortest day.
The next time the full moon and solstice will come so close together is in 2029.
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