Winter officially arrives

solsticeAlthough it has felt like winter at times in New Brunswick since mid-November, the solstice officially arrived at 7:03 pm AT this evening.

The solstice is when the sun gets as low as it can at midday — that’s why it “stands still”; it has dipped as low as it can go and has stopped its decline.

It’s the shortest day and longest night of the year.

If you go out tomorrow the sun will be a wee bit higher at midday and the day will be a tad longer.

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