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NASA shares breathtaking image of 'lights in the darkness' during the winter solstice!

NASA shares breathtaking image of 'lights in the darkness' during the winter solstice!

With the “day-night band” (DNB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), the Suomi NPP satellite acquired an incredible view of the aurora borealis.

Winter solstice: What is it and how the world celebrated the shortest day and longest night of the year!

Winter solstice: What is it and how the world celebrated the shortest day and longest night of the year!

This year, the December solstice happened to fall on Wednesday, December 21 at 10:44 GMT (Universal time).

Winter Solstice 2015: 'Tis the shortest day!

Winter Solstice 2015: 'Tis the shortest day!

Just like every year, thousands of people descended on Britain's Stonehenge to see the sun rise on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. 

Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!

Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!

Yes, today is the longest day of the year as June 21 marks the summer solstice. It’s the day when there are the most hours of sunlight.

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.