21st December Earth’s Northern Hemisphere witnesses the year's shortest day

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Earth’s Northern Hemisphere observes the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year on 21st December.

  • A solstice is an astronomical event , when the tilt of Earth’s axis with respect to the Sun is maximum.
  • This day also marks the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, called the summer solstice of the region.
  • Winter Solstice takes place on either December 21 or 22. 

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