First day of winter 2015-16

seasonal variations

Image courtesy Almanac.com

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s