Justin Grieser
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5 questions about the winter solstice

5 questions about the winter solstice

The official start of astronomical winter will be at 6:03 p.m. Eastern.

Autumn arrives: The fall equinox explained in six images

Autumn arrives: The fall equinox explained in six images

Monday marks the end of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere. At 10:29 p.m., the sun can be seen directly overhead on the equator in the western Pacific.

First day of summer

The June solstice is here once again, marking the longest daylight period of the year and the start of astronomical summer in Earth’s northern hemisphere.

Saturday summer solstice: Longest day and shortest night of the year

Saturday summer solstice: Longest day and shortest night of the year

This Saturday is the June solstice, marking the longest day of the year and the astronomical start to summer in Earth’s northern hemisphere.