Shortest day, longest night of the year is here

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Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

At the moment of the solstice, the sun will also reach its southernmost point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere.

But scientifically speaking, it's the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

There are countless cultures that have recognized the winter solstice.

The word "solstice" comes from the Latin solstitium meaning "sun stands still", when the "motion of sun's path" stops briefly.

The Weather Network is predicting a longer, colder, winter this year and today will definitely turn more winter-like this afternoon with snow and blowing snow, driven by northerly winds gusting to 50 km/h. This happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.

In the Northern Hemisphere it is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere its June solstice.

There will be a winter trifecta the next few days with the winter solstice, a full moon and a meteor shower.

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The couples initial wedding festivities spread over three days and two separate religious ceremonies. It was a night of love and laughter as the couples' families and friends grooved the night away.

How is the Winter Solstice observed throughout the world?

The reason why is that a day - a solar day that is - is not always exactly 24 hours.

However, the moon may appear bigger when it is near the horizon due to something known as the moon illusion.

Wait. Why is the Earth tilted?

Rather, the Earth has a tilt of roughly 23.5 degrees off a vertical axis. The mob await chance to witness the sunrise light up the ancient passage tomb. In Iran, the occasion is celebrated as Yalda night or Shab-e-Yalda.

Stargazers may be able to enjoy shooting stars and a full moon during today's Winter Solstice.

The winter solstice is marked with ceremonies and celebrations across the globe. "The major attraction of the festival are the rice balls called 'Tang Yuan, ' which translate to 'family reunion". The treat is said to bring prosperity and unity.

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