Sunday, December 13, 2009

Official Start Of Winter

Even though it felt like the middle of winter last week, winter does not officially begin (astronomically) until next Monday, December 21 at 12:47 p.m.

It is the winter solstice, and marks the time when the direct rays of the sun are over the Tropic of Capricorn (south of the equator).  After December 21, we begin to gain a little daylight each day heading towards spring in March.