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Winter Solstice 2013: December 21 is the shortest day

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 09:55

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

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 00:32

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

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 21:15

Usually, the winter solstice occurs on December 21.

When is the winter solstice?

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 12:46

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 16:12

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

Shortest day of winter on Dec 21

Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 20:18

Tomorrow is the shortest day of winter. It is a day when the Earth`s axis tilts the farthest from the Sun and is called winter solstice.