December 21, 2020
Biosphere Highlights Quarterly: Winter Solstice Edition, December 2020
The beginning of winter this year will occur at 9:30 a.m. on December 21, just as Christmas preparations are in full swing. At the winter solstice, the Sun appears at its most southerly point. The word “solstice” comes from Latin solstitium (sol (Sun) and stitium (still or stopped).