Winter Solstice meaning
What is Winter Solstice:
The winter solstice is the time of year when the sun reaches its lowest height in its apparent path through the celestial vault. Consequently, this day is the longest night of the year. In addition, this astronomical event heralds the arrival of winter.
Astronomically, on the winter solstice, the Sun, on its way through the sky, passes through one of the points on the elliptical farthest from the celestial equator.
The winter solstice occurs between December 20 and 23 in the northern hemisphere, and between June 20 and 23 in the southern hemisphere. In this sense, during the winter equinox, the summer solstice occurs in the opposite hemisphere at the same time.