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When is the winter solstice 2019 and 2020?

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

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I.Isabella

Answered Jan 16, 2020

Winter Solstice in the year 2019 was on December 22. While the Winter Solstice in the year 2020 is on December 21. There are some people who look forward to the Winter Solstice for different reasons. There are some who look forward to it because they want to know who they are going to be with to spend the longest night of the year.

Some are looking forward to it because this gives them the chance to pay their reverence to the sun. They believe that the sun deserves to get some rest, and the moment that it appears again, it will be brand new. It will be able to offer more things for people. Some believe that this is also the time when the sun would be given a chance to shine.

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R. Tanner

R. Tanner

R. Tanner
R. Tanner

Answered Dec 24, 2019

The winter solstice takes place around December 22nd or 23rd, depending upon the year. It also happens at a specific time every year. In 2019, the winter solstice tookplace at 4:19 am on December 22nd at coordinated universal time. In eastern standard time, the solstice occurs at 11:19 pm on December 21st. In 2020, the winter solstice begins on December 21st at 5:01 am.

The day corresponds to the day with the shortest amount of daylight in the whole year in the northern hemisphere. The observance is not a modern holiday, but it is generally observed by many different countries, religions, and cultures.

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J. Alva

J. Alva

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J. Alva

Answered Dec 20, 2019

Winter solstice is that period of the year when the Earth's pole tilts away from the Sun, and the Sun's maximum elevation in the sky is at its lowest. Winter solstice occurs two times in a year, once in each hemisphere, i.e., the Northern and Southern hemisphere of our beloved planet, Earth. Winter solstice occurs in December between December 20 and December 23 every year in the Northern Hemisphere, and it occurs in June, usually between June 20 and June 22 every year in the Southern hemisphere.

It is essential to know that winter solstice is also the shortest day of the year because it is the day with the least amount of daylight and the longest night. In the Northern hemisphere, based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the winter solstice was on Sunday, December 22, 2019, and on Monday, December 21, in the year 2020.

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F. Hope

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F. Hope

Answered Dec 19, 2019

Winter Solstice for the year 2019 was on December 21 or 22, depending on the place. In the year 2020. The Winter Solstice for the year 2020 will be on December 22 or 23, depending again on the place where people would be waiting for this time to occur.

There are a lot of people from different parts of the world that celebrate this event because they feel that this is the time when the sun is given a chance to reset. It will give the sun a chance to rest before it rises up again. By the time that it rises, it will be better than before. People are expected to experience more darkness than light at this time.

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