Winter Solstice in the Palm Beaches
The Winter Solstice begins on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm in the Palm Beaches of Florida. This marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Plus, a full moon and meteor shower make it even more powerful this year! Many look forward to the “light” coming, meaning more sunshine hours… Ahhhhh!!!
The First Day of Winter has officially arrived today in the Northern Hemisphere making it the shortest day of the year for them and the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere making it the longest day of the year in that area. In relation to actual daylight, this day is 3 hours, 21 minutes shorter than the Summer Solstice in June.
Also today is the 50th Anniversary Launch of Apollo 8!
In This Article...
- Winter Solstice in the Palm Beaches
- Also today is the 50th Anniversary Launch of Apollo 8!
- Sun Stands Still
- 10 Things About the December Solstice
- Longer Sun Filled Days Mean a Better Lifestyle
- Browse Homes For Sale in Palm Beach County
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Sun Stands Still
In Latin, Solstice means for “Sun Stands Still” referring to when the sun seems to stay overhead, seemingly for days, either at the Tropic of Capricorn (Winter) or at the Tropic of Cancer (Summer).
If you like to follow the Sun and Moon appearance times in the Palm Beaches, this is a helpful link: Sunrise, Sunset, Day Length. You can also follow the Tides as they go in and out of West Palm Beach.
10 Things About the December Solstice
This article covers some insights into this special day:
- Winter and Summer Solstice
- A Specific Point in Time
- Second Solstice of the Year
- The Date Varies
- The Sun “Stands Still”
- It’s the First Day of Astronomical Year
- The Earth Isn’t Farthest From the Sun
- Earliest Sunset Not on Solstice
- Daylight Hours Increase Faster in the North
- Celebrated Around the World.
- Read more about these points in December Solstice.
- Plus you also might like to read this article about the Shortest Day of the Year.
Longer Sun Filled Days Mean a Better Lifestyle
For many people in southeast Florida, the longer days mean more time to enjoy the sun and the fun filled lifestyle that is famous for this area during the winter months. Snowbirds flock to our beaches to escape the cold, ice and blustery winter weather. Many even buy a home to be used as a first, second or vacation home while visiting Florida during these months.
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