Anthony Constantinou talking about 2015 winter solstice? Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year.

The December solstice happens at the same moment for every one of us, all over the place on Earth. This year the solstice happens on Tuesday December 22nd at 04:49 GMT (Universal time) with the sun ascending over Stonehenge in Wiltshire at 08:04.

The winter solstice happens each year when the Sun achieves its most southerly declination of – 23.5 degrees. As it were, the point at which the North Pole is tilted uttermost – 23.5 degrees – far from the Sun, conveying the least hours of daylight of the year.

The Sun is straightforwardly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere amid the December solstice and is closer to the skyline than at some other time in the year, which means shorter days and more evenings.

The day after the winter solstice denote the start of stretching days, paving the way to the late spring solstice in June.

In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s inverse. First light comes early, and sunset comes late. The sun is high and the most limited early afternoon shadow of the year happens there. In the Southern Hemisphere, individuals will encounter their longest day.