Winter Solstice 2013: December 21 is the shortest day

The official onset of winter has begun as the winter solstice this year falls on December 21 thereby making it the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Google celebrates First Day of Winter with `knitted` doodle

Internet search engine giant Google celebrated the First Day of Winter, also called the Winter Solstice, with a special doodle on its homepage on Saturday.

Winter Solstice: The shortest day of 2013 is December 21

Usually, the winter solstice occurs on December 21.

When is the winter solstice?

The official onset of winter and the beginning of the end for long, dark nights in the northern hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice.

Lunar eclipse makes memorable solstice

Skygazers with a clear view in North America and Europe were greeted with a celestial treat.