Science of the Winter Solstice

As I’ve mentioned before, the Romans celebrated a holiday known as the Saturnalia beginning on the Winter Solstice. The word Solstice comes from the Latin “solstitium” meaning “Sun, standing still.” This year it occurs on December 21 at 10:03 GMT (or UTC) and marks the first day of the Winter season in the Northern Hemisphere from an astronomical perspective.

Seasons

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store