What is the winter solstice?

1 Answer
Jan 15, 2016


The period in the earth's travel around the sun when there is the least amount of daylight, usually around December 21.


There are actually 2 solstices, the first I already spoke of. The second, the summer solstice happens when there is maximum daylight, usually around June 21. The reason, of course, is the 23.5 degree axial tilt of the earth.