The Winter Solstice, Explained / The Fascinating Science Behind the Winter Solstice

The first astronomical day of winter, also known as the winter solstice, has less daylight than any other day of the year. On December 21, 2022 at 4:47 p.m. ET, the North Pole will reach its maximum tilt away from the sun and for 24 hours all locations north of the Arctic Circle will be shrouded in darkness. Dec 21, 2022 Museum of Science