SOLSTICE

Five questions answered about the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year

This year’s winter’s solstice arrived on Dec. 21. Here’s what you need to know.

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What happens during the winter solstice?

The winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs around December 21st. But why is winter in the Northern Hemisphere colder than the Southern Hemisphere, even though the Earth is closer to the sun.

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The Longest Day of the Year: The Solstice!

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s almost time for the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! But if all days have 24 hours, what does the ‘longest day of the year’ really mean? Join Jessi and Squeaks to find out!

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