First day of winter 2015-16

seasonal variations

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Winter officially begins at 12:48 am ADT but in Greater Moncton, winter unofficially arrived early this month with the first major storm of the season.

Since then, another storm rolled through New Brunswick with an icy and snowy mix that still lies partially on the ground.

The winter solstice is the “shortest day” of the year, meaning the least amount of sunlight; the Sun reaches its most southern point in the sky at local noon.

After this date, the days start getting “longer,” i.e., the amount of daylight begins to increase.

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