(Undated) — Today marks the official start to winter. The winter solstice is today, which means here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s the shortest day of the year. The exact moment of the solstice comes this morning at 4:44 pm, marking the exact time that the Northern Hemisphere will be farthest away from the sun. After today, the days will get increasingly longer until the summer solstice arrives on June 20th. For our area we have a 9 hours and 26 minutes of daylight today—which is our shortest amount of daylight for the year. Contrast that with our longest day of the year, which is coming up on June 20, 2017 when we will have 14 hours and 54 minutes of daylight.
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